Turkey help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AhBee01, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I have 4 poults now 3 weeks old I think. One hurt his leg, I posted and we tried to splint and it didn't work, I think we will have to cull it soon.
    Now today 2 more are starting to wobble, like their knees are swollen. I just don't know what to do. Is there some defect that causes this? They are large whites. I'm so sad.
    They showed no signs of this until today.
    The guy who gave them to us, one of his are doing the same.
    Any ideas? Thanks
  2. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    my "Turkey Management" says it is lack of Vitamins and minerals
    it is rickets in turkeys
    swollen joints and leg deformities
    so I would say the birds have not been getting the proper minerals and vitamins
    causing malnutrition especially manganese and Choline which is agrivated by too much phosphorus in the diet and lack of direct sun light

    the feeding of proper vitamins and minerals especially calcium

    so are you feeding the turkeys the Turkey feed that will have all these vitamins and minerals in it plus calcium
    How new was the turkey feed you are using?
    hopefully it was not feed kept over the winter in stock at the feed store?
    as the feed would be deficient in the needed vit and minerals from long storage
    also keep feed opened in cool metal can with lid

    also I would put 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in gallon of water daily for thm
    as it will make theirbodies absorb these vitamins and minerals and calcium
    also you can go to the turkey board these pople are very good about turkeys

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  3. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I have fed them a medicated turkey feed, Purina brand I got it from a co-op, so I'm thinking it was good. I will call the company to see if they can tell me how old it was.
    It says it has , Niacin supplement, calcium pantothenate, menadione,dimethylprimidinol bisulfite,
    source of vit k, folic acid,riboflavin,supplement,vit bc 12, supp. thiamine mononitrate, vit d 3 supp.manganous oxide ,zinc,copper sulfate,calcium iodate, sodium selenite.
    It has been cold here till this weekend so we couldn't let them in the sun, but we brought them out today and they sunned a bit!
    Is there anything to help reverse this?

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