Turkey Pox? Edible?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jcampo123, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Jcampo123

    Jcampo123 New Egg

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    Hello,

    I have a turkey that I have been raising for meat and I'd love some input on this situation. I noticed his head got all crazy looking a couple of weeks ago and it has progressively gotten worse and turned into dark scabs pretty much. I showed some people at my local Co-Op and they said that it was fowl pox. If anyone can agree or has any personal experience with this please fill me in! My question is: Is he still ok to eat? Or should I just put him down? He seems to be getting around fine and eating just the same as before. Please any info would be great!

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    It is pox and should be okay to eat once he has recovered.

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  3. Jcampo123

    Jcampo123 New Egg

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    Thanks a bunch!
     

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