Turkey poult broken leg!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Fluffbutts84, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Fluffbutts84

    Fluffbutts84 Chirping

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    How can I help this poor turkey??

     
  2. casportpony

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    It doesn't look broken to me. What bone do you think is broken, and what type of food do you feed it?
     
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  3. Fluffbutts84

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    It's on chick starter. I just felt it and nothing seems broken...maybe the tendon slipped?
     
  4. casportpony

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    Chick started does not contain many of the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that poults need. May I suggest that you get some turkey started for it ASAP?

    Can you get some close up pictures of its hocks too?
     
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    The left hock looks pretty swollen. There is a tendon that runs down the back of the leg, does that seem like it's in the middle of the joint still?
     
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  7. Fluffbutts84

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    No....I felt it and it seems to the left...
     
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  8. casportpony

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    Can you get it to snap back to the center?
     
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  9. Fluffbutts84

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    Ugh...I tried moving it but not with a lot of force. I didn't want to hurt it....
     
  10. R2elk

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    You have to get the leg as straight as possible which will make it easier to pop the tendon back in place. Slipped tendon (aka perosis) can be caused by a thiamine and niacin deficiency.

    As @casportpony pointed out chick starter does not have the necessary levels for turkey poults. Manipulate the tendon back in place. You will probably have to tape or make a brace for it to keep it in place while it is healing. You can help the situation by making a solution with a vitamin B complex mad at the rate of 1/2 capsule or tablet dissolved in one gallon of water. Make this the only source of water. Do not add anything else to the vitamin B water. It should be made fresh daily. Give it to all of your poults.
     
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