turkey unable to walk after stressed out

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lil dude, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. lil dude

    lil dude New Egg

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    I have a wild turkey since he was 1 day old now he is 9 monthes big beautiful male he got all crazy scared the other day while I was running the weed wacker on other side of property. he had himself all upset pacing and flying around he lost a bunch of feathers and I think whopped his head cuz he had it scuffed up he couldn't function or walk so I got him into his box which is a relaxing secure place for him he calmed down and still cant walk he falls over staggers and acts as if he had a stroke he hasn't eaten since sunday and cant walk still he arches his back and lays on his side not sure if it a balance thing or if he gave himself a broken back or what this pm he would let me feed him I feed him like a baby with a spoon and a turkey baster with water in it he is alert but still unable to function as a normal turkey any ideas he was perfectly fine prior to this thank you
     
  2. fishwithaface

    fishwithaface Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry to hear, do you have updates? I'm sorry I can't be of help, but I hoped it worked out.
     
  3. KelseyMcIntosh

    KelseyMcIntosh New Egg

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    I'm facing a similar problem, one of my young toms injured his head and now won't walk, despite my encouragement.
     
  4. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    Head injuries are never good and many times take a very long time to recover from .
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    What has happened to your tom since you posted this ?
     

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