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Turkey hen hurt while mating

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hogster160, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can I give a turkey hen for pain? My tom was trying to mate with her, and she wasn't having it. He slid off and his nail ripped open her skin. She is bleeding some, but not too bad. He wasn't even on her right, so she is cut open above the tail and down behind her bum area. I have separated them until she is healed. I will try to get pics. Not easy with all the feathers.

    Thanks

    Deb
     
  2. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This goes down the left side of her back thigh area. Any ideas what more I can do for her? All I have done is cleaned her up some. I do have blue cote I can use.

    Help, turkey owner (me) is kinda freaking out ATM

    Thanks

    Deb
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    With chickens you can give aspirin for pain--for a turkey, probably 1 whole aspirin would be the dose. Try to clean her wound with peroxide once, or betadine, Hibiclens, or soap and water. Let her dry and apply Neosporin ointment daily to her wounds. She may need to be separated to heal.
     
  4. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cleaned her up and am giving 1/2 aspirin 325 mg 2x/day. She is healing very well. She even laid an egg in the hoop coop today. No blood anywhere. Thanks for your help it was much appreciated.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Great to hear that is doing well, thanks for the update!
     

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