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

freasabird2003

Hatching
8 Years
Aug 4, 2011
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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.
 

crj

Songster
10 Years
Dec 17, 2009
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24
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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.
 

Arielle

Crowing
8 Years
Feb 19, 2011
16,722
615
411
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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