Turkey with Broken leg Need ADVICE!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CluckAcres, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok need some advice. I just got home from work and my wife informed me that our Tom turkey got hit today by a tanker truck. He is alive and seems fine but he broke his leg. Im thinking its broke at the hip tho because when i looked at it , it just felt loose like he couldnt move it at all around the hip. What should I do? If he survives and it dont heal then i will have a one legged turkey. He was going to be our breeding tom. Our hen turkey is all upset now and wont quite crying out for him. I put him in a closed up pen in the barn with plenty of hay for him to keep warm. If he looses his leg I think he would have maybe a suffering life because I dont think he will be able to fly around and land right and as far as mating dont think he would he would be able to do that. So i guess what im really asking is Do I just see what happens and maybe he will be fine with one leg as a pet OR do I put him out of his pain and his suffering long term?
     
  2. Mygirls20

    Mygirls20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ouch so sorry. I dont have any advice maybe someone else can help you out but just wanted to let you know that I will say a little prayer for your poor turkey tonight. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You.
     
  4. Pinky Macgyver

    Pinky Macgyver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a vet near by?
     
  5. JPoe

    JPoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Is he able to move around on his own? I have a chicken that I think may have broken or severely injured her hip as well but it has been a month and she gets around pretty well on the one leg. I know your turkey is much larger and may have a harder time moving but it might be worth waiting to see how he does. I hope he feels better! Good luck!
     
  6. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes he can hop around on one leg but is unbalanced. If he lives through it im sure he will learn how to balance himself. He is only i think 8 months old.
     

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