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Turkey poult with swollen face - What to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mims, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Mims

    Mims Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys. I have a Narragansett turkey poult. He is about 3 months old. I have had him for 2 months now, with no problems. He is in a separate pen next to my chicken coop. He is penned with 3 guineas, that are around 4 months old. They do occasionally all run around together (chickens, turkeys and guineas). They are on a dirt floor.

    I noticed the day before yesterday, that the side of his face was a little swollen, below and between his eye and his beak. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture right now. Yesterday, it was slightly more swollen. The first day I noticed it, it was the size of an oval marble, roughly. Now its about the size of an oval grape. The eye is clear, no breathing problems or funny sounds when he is breathing.

    I don't see any injury, and he is eating, drinking, and acting normally. What could this be, and how can I fix it?

    He is my first turkey, and I'm trying to learn more about them, so forgive my ignorance. I have chickens somewhat figured out by now, but no so much on turkeys yet.

    I was supposed to pick up 2 females yesterday, from the same breeder, same hatching, but decided not to, until I make sure he is healthy and happy.


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  2. Mims

    Mims Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His left side is completely normal.


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    His right side os the one that's swollen.


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  3. DwayneNLiz

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    could be a sinus infection/blockage is there any drainage?

    is it hard or soft? is it hot to the touch?
     

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