Turkey has bump (growth?) on beak

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by PatS, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. PatS

    PatS Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    Two of my male turkeys (11 week-old MW and 9 week-old BR) have hard bumps in the corner of their beaks. You can see one of them in the photo below.
    Is this something that should be worried about? Or is it a normal thing that they get once in a while, like pimples? They do pick at one another's beaks sometimes, especially when eating, so I wouldn't be surprised if this were a little infection or something. They all seem perfectly healthy.

    Does it require treatment or should I leave it alone?

  2. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Songster

    Feb 22, 2010
    It might be an infection from a cut or insect bite. If so, it might well get worse if not treated.

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