Turkey attacked another turkey who's bleeding from the head.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lengel, May 25, 2010.

  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was out all morning and came home to find that our horrible turkey, Christmas, attacked Thanksgiving who now has a hole in the back of her head a little smaller than the size of a dime. The blood seems to be clotting nicely and there is just a little still oozing from the hole. I got Christmas out of the coop and gave Thanksgiving fresh cool water. It is over 90 today but the coop is under a maple tree and has chicken wire on three sides so very well ventilated. Thanksgiving is resting and alert. She can stand and walked around a little bit.

    Should I still try to clean the area or just leave the clot alone?

    The turkeys are very healthy birds, semi-free range and great layers. Thanksgiving is a little over two years old now and approximately 25 lbs.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2010
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    I would either leave it alone or blukote it .. Defintly watch for picking as they can kill eachother quickly from it....
     
  3. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I did leave it alone and she seems fine but I"m keeping her away from the others for a while. The back of her head is black now. It looks like a gigantic scab. Beyond ick.
     

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