turkey eye swollen shut, massive swelling around area

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amartinlb, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning my young 4 month old turkeys eye is swollen shut, massive swelling around side of head, no sign of injury, no drainage, other eye clear and normal, eating etc.. Chirping a lot - maybe in pain? I isolated her from the others - what to do?
     
  2. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Checked closer had eye drainage, seemed in pain decided to put it down. It was quick. Anything to do besides watch the others? I have 6 other turkeys the same age, 3 ducks, 30 chickens all in contact with each other. If it was a respiratory infection are the others doomed or are my chickens hardier? I do not have the funds to treat them all with antibiotics. Are the turkeys more prone to catch turkey disease? Should I try to isolate the turkeys from the chickens? They have a huge open run Netted on top so they are not overcrowded but they do roost next to each other at night. I can put the turkeys in an outdoor covered run away from chickens. Should I or are they better being able to run around ?
     
  3. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    Sorry for the loss, and I know how it feels to have something weird going on...for my 2 cents of advise:
    I would go on the Turkey forum and ask them as they are turkey experts, turkeys do get different diseases than chickens, and there are a few that it is said chickens can pass on to turkeys but I cannot remember which they are...just remember you should not house them together, good luck !
     

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