Turkey with healed broken leg unable to put weight on it now

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by freasabird2003, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. freasabird2003

    freasabird2003 New Egg

    Aug 4, 2011
    This turkey must have broken his leg when he was still quite young, but it is completely healed up now and he's done good getting around and all. But as he gets bigger and heavier, he seems unable to walk on the leg now. It twists sideways. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    Quote:Therapy. Really, I'm just getting over a broken ankle and I'm having trouble walking. It's not the bone but the muscles and tendons that hurt bad. You may have to flex his leg to build the muscle and stretch the tendons. That's the only thing I can think of. It's no fun and it does hurt so I understand how the turkey feels. If a bird could take IBprophen I'm sure he would walk better..... lol. It works for me.
  3. freasabird2003

    freasabird2003 New Egg

    Aug 4, 2011
    Thank you, crj. Passing on this info now. [​IMG]
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I know in peacocks it can be caused by too much protein. Their leg seems to swing outward from the hip or knee. Not been able to do too much for it. [​IMG]
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Definitely PT. I had a broken wrist and had 4 months PT. Yes, it is very painful. Perhaps there is a wholistic pain reliever suitable for turkeys. A little PT 2-3 times a day. GL

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