Turkey Poult with Dislocated Knee?!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Kendal, May 4, 2019.

  1. Kendal

    Kendal Chirping

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    I have a Turkey poult that is now 2 days old. The day I took him out of the incubator I noticed one leg went off to the side and one leg was straight out in front him. I did a band aid hobble thinking it was a sort of splayed leg. I had been keeping an eye on him to see how he was adjusting to the hobble and I noticed he is just learning to hop on one leg and keeping the other one bent. I took the hobble off today and the leg that was straight in front of him is fine and he’s using it to walk. The other leg is still off to the side and stays bent and limp. I then noticed on the back of his leg at the knee (?) joint it is swollen and dislocated. If I press on it I can feel like slide back in place but as soon as he moves it pops back out. What do I do? I tried taping it up a little but the joint just pops right back out. I’ve also never had turkeys before. I was hatching eggs in my incubator for someone and keeping half of whatever hatches. I’m not even sure what breed of turkeys these are.
     
  2. silkie10

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    can you show a pic? He was like this when he hatched?
     
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  3. Kendal

    Kendal Chirping

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    Sure, I’ll take some. And I’m not sure, I wasn’t home when he hatched. It seemed like he was just laying down in the incubator every time I walked by and then I checked one time and saw his legs all crazy like that and he’s been like this ever since
     
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  4. silkie10

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    Alright, my guess for now is a broken leg I'll hook you up with @Squishychicken, she's great at this stuff
     
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  5. Kendal

    Kendal Chirping

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    I still have the hobble on, it seems to help him keep his legs together so he can hop but idk if I’m doing more harm than good by having it on.
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  6. Kendal

    Kendal Chirping

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    Thank you!!
     
  7. silkie10

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    could you show me without it on?
     
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  8. Kendal

    Kendal Chirping

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    Here you go
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  9. silkie10

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    so is it the leg or the joint part?
     
  10. Kendal

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    The joint I think. It looked swollen so I touched it and felt it slide back in but it pops right back out. The joint on the other leg isn’t like that
     

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