Turkey with a dislocated leg joint??? HELP!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mpebs, May 5, 2009.

  1. mpebs

    mpebs Hatching

    May 5, 2009
    My turkey that is about 4 weeks old's leg rotates backward as if it is dislocated at the hip joint. Has anyone ever heard of that before? I called around and nobody seems to know what it is. Anyone with an answer please email me at [email protected] I'm not sure what to do and my vet is out of town. Thanks!
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    someone else just had this same thing happen to their turkey poult and showed a picture of it on this same forum... the reccomendation was to make it a splint to try to help the leg go back into place and stay there. Splints are pretty easy to do, a pencil or a stick would suffice, with bandage tape... turn the leg back around to it's proper position and put the pencil or stick on the side of the leg as a stabilizer, then wrap the leg firmly (but not tight as to cut off circulation) and HOPEFULLY the leg doesnt twist. if it still does the bird will need to probably see a vet? Even a non-qualified bird vet may be iwlling to take a look at it and give you a suggestion hopefully [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. farmerpete

    farmerpete In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    S.E Texas
    HI. this is farmerpete. about your turkey, I had one yrs. ago with the same problem. It was a broadbrested bronze. I was told that the condition was due to in breeding. the leg never got better and the young chick died. When i started raising turkeys again, I started with Bourban reds. they are more expensive, but the toms are light enough to mount a hen and they don't have the big chest that the broadbrested toms have. The bourban Reds I had were very tame and lots of fun, but I had to find them a new home because I re-located to texas. I have more land now so we are going to add some to our flock. We've got 32 yellow buffs, 2 guineas, 28 white leghorns, 3 black jersey giants,also 4goats,and 2pigs. We really love our chickens . they buy thier own feed by laying eggs.

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