turkey sick

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by njeggvt, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. njeggvt

    njeggvt Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2009
    I do not know what is wrong with my hen (1 year old-Spanish Black), she has been acting sick/depressed the last 7-8 days, her stool is watery greenish/yellow, she eats & drinks a little, lays down all of the time.

    I gave her some PANACUR 5 days ago (thinking she had gapeworms, she kept her beak 1/2 open, panting?)

    Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  2. markb816

    markb816 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Middle Tennessee
    Not sure but please let me know what you fond out. I really hope your bird is okay and gets to feeling better.
    Maybe someone on here can help me as well. I have a similar issue. I have a 1 year old momma turkey hen and a Tom dad about same age. Mom had 5 chicks this spring. All but one chick got ate by a predator. I think a fox. Sine then I moved the turkey family of mom, dad and lone turkey chick to a more open but safer location. They are now around no more birds. A few days ago I noticed baby chick, who is now a pretty good size poult, 10 weeks, to have swelling on head and lethargic. The head looked really rough. I started with tetracycline from TSC and mixed in water. After 4 days of that, she is not looking any better. But not too much worse either. now both mom and dad look and act fine. Since I'm pretty sure that it is some type of respratory issue, and she is not getting any better I have started auromycin in the feed. My question is how long can sick poult keep looking like rough and sick like this? Can you use auromycin in food, along with tetryciline in water? Any other suggestions for care (please keep in mind I'm a "po" man)? I thought about tylan powder, but it is really high...
    Please help m, and the person with the 1st post also.
    Thank you kindly

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