Turkey not walking

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by thumbless, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. thumbless

    thumbless Songster

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    I have a broad breasted bronze turkey that is about a week old who cant seem to get up if I hold him abover the water and feed he will eat and drink fine. He also seems to have plenty of energery. yesterday he was able to get up and walk fine. The other four are fine.

    Any ideas or should I just cull him?
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    No idea, but will give you a bump.
     
  3. OmaBird

    OmaBird Songster

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    Are you using anything slippery like newspaper in the brooder? If not I wonder if it is a growth problem similar to what is found in broiler chickens.
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Can you tell us more about him? Is he kicking his feet trying to get up?
     
  5. thumbless

    thumbless Songster

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    He has his toes up in the air next to his body and is starting to walk on the joint.
     

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