Turkey poult broken leg!!!

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

  1. Fluffbutts84

    Fluffbutts84 Chirping

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    Okay, I am going to doctor it up when I get home...I hope I can get the tendon in place, I already have vet tape on hand, firstly I am stopping at TSC after work. What feed exactly should I get? Also I have vitamin B complex in a liquid form at home that I use for my ducks. How much should I add to their water? Thanks for all the info.
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

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    Vitamin B complex can be mixed up at the rate of 1/2 tablet or capsule dissolved in one gallon of water. It is unlikely that TSC will have any proper turkey or game bird starter in stock but they can order the proper feed from Purina.

    https://www.purinamills.com/game-bird-feed/products/detail/purina-game-bird-turkey-startena

    TSC has been falsely advertising their 20% protein chick starter as being appropriate for game birds and turkey poults. It is not appropriate for either game birds or turkey poults as it is lacking in the protein, lysine, methionine and niacin amounts that are needed.
     
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  3. Fluffbutts84

    Fluffbutts84 Chirping

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    So I taped her leg but she just lays there now. I straightened the leg and I feel a minor click...but the leg still looks weird after I taped it. Not sure what is going on.
     

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    Fluffbutts84 Chirping

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    And it's going inwards
     
  5. R2elk

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    Straightening the leg is for ease in popping the tendon back in place. You want to tape or better yet put a brace on the leg to hold it in its natural position while it heals.
     
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  6. Fluffbutts84

    Fluffbutts84 Chirping

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    I really don't feel the tendon out. This is what her leg looks like...it's bowing inwards
     

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    This is how bad it is 20190621_170914.jpg
     

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  8. Fluffbutts84

    Fluffbutts84 Chirping

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    I haven't heard back. I don't know what to do about this poor turkeys leg. I added more pics of how badly it's bending inwards. I don't feel a slipped tendon or anything broken.
     
  9. casportpony

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    Is a vet an option?
     
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  10. casportpony

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    This is a very serious condition and it might not be treatable. Have you started it on turkey starter yet? Do you have a scale you can weight it on?
     
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