Turkey days numbered?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Doddeldoo, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Doddeldoo

    Doddeldoo In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2007
    Oak View Ca.
    My female broadbreasted is 8 months old now. The male still walks around with some stumbling.
    About three days ago she just stopped walking, but would stand. Now she is just sitting down and I have to bring water and food over to her.
    Some how she managed to get into the coop today and she just sits there.
    She lets me roll her back and forth.
    Im afraid Im going to find her dead soon.
    Isnt it too early at 8 months old? I dont know what to do.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well... the problem is that she is a broad breasted turkey. They are meant to be eaten at 4 months old or so. Sorry. They are one step above the giant white, which is the turkey version of the cornish x.

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