Turkey seizure? Sick poult.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dearduckyducky, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. dearduckyducky

    dearduckyducky Out Of The Brooder

    I came home from work today to find one of our turkey poults having seizure like symptoms. It was half standing, and kept swinging it's head back and forth. Almost like it was scratching it's head on it's back. It won't stop unless I support it's neck and head. As soon as I let go, it starts swinging it's head back and forth.
    Should I be concerned for the rest of my flock?
    I have it seperated in my bathroom for now.

    The turkey is about four months old. None of the other 6 turkeys are doing this.
  2. windwalkingwolf

    windwalkingwolf Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2011
    Eastern Ontario, Canada
    Sounds like it might be an inner ear thing.
  3. I lost one of my chicks this way, I found her lying on the ground one morning and i put her in a cage but she soon had the same symptoms your poult... It didn't work out for her, she died.... I'm so sorry I can't help....
  4. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 28, 2010
    brain damage or birth defects i'd say. i don't think there's really anything you can do about it
    go see a vet? maybe they could find out the problem
    sorry i couldn't help out anymore

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