Turkey with 3 feet!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Scraps, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Scraps

    Scraps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 4 turkeys hatch over night. Early this morning they were all fluffy and looked fine so I put them in the brooder in the spare bedroom. I just got back home and looked in on them and noticed that one of them had a 3rd foot !!! He's acting fine and drank some water. Only problem right now is the normal foot is curled up and he can't walk on it, the other foor is fine. Any suggestions?

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  2. sweetie54

    sweetie54 Out Of The Brooder

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    hummmmmm i guess if it were me i'd just leave it alone!!!! See what happens next?????
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Whoa [​IMG] That is soo cool.. Somebody call the Enquirer
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
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    Does it function ? I would assume not but wow kinda taken back..
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want him! lol That's really common with Turkeys. He will adapt and be just fine as long as everything internal is normal.
     
  6. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Call GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS!!!!! How cool is that! I would see how he gets along with it. if he does fine, let it go.
     
  7. SweetMissDaisy

    SweetMissDaisy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read about a chicken with a third leg -- she got along fine. I think they called her Tripod -- you could do a search and see if you can find the post. They had lots of pics shared too. The third leg on your bird will probably atrophy.

    If you're planning on raising it for Thanksgiving, you'll have a spare drumstick! *giggle*
     
  8. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] Spare drumstick
     
  9. thewarriorchild

    thewarriorchild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ummm... where do you live....<inching away slowly> Hows the water? [​IMG]

    Maybe he will be able to run faster than predators!


    ok, to the issue
    How do you know which one is normal?
    The toes curled or whole leg???
    More pictues!!
    Is it April first??
     
  10. Scraps

    Scraps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His spare foot just sort of hangs there but the foot that he would use to stand on is curled up so he doesn't stay up for long, just kind of rolls over. Could I maybe tape his foot to a little piece of cardboard or something to help flatten his foot out?
     

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