turkey has a soft like pouch at the base of its neck???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AZ Ducks, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. AZ Ducks

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    Good afternoon all, we have turkeys. One of them has a soft like pouch at the base of its next/top of chest. Any ideas? It is still eating and drinking. Noticed to 2 days ago. Seemed to be going sown, but now bigger again. Looks like water under the skin. TIA for all your help.
    Gail
     

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  2. R2elk

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    That is its crop. It is normal for the size to increase as it eats and to decrease as the food moves on through its digestive system.
     
  3. casportpony

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    Does it go away overnight?
     
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  4. AZ Ducks

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    Yes, it is smaller in the morning and larger at night. I have 6 turkeys and this is the only one like that. Thanks all.
     
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  5. casportpony

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    Can you catch the turkey and tell us what it feels like? As in is it full of water or full of food?
     
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  6. AZ Ducks

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    looks and feels like water. does not appear to be painful.
     
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  7. casportpony

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    Is this turkey a pet?
     
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  8. AZ Ducks

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    no, these are for food
     
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    Oh, and before you do anything drastic, please get a few more opinions on what it could be. @R2elk and @oldhenlikesdogs are two good people to ask.
     

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