Turkey with hyperextended joint struggling?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zowieyellowflame, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have turkey poults that are 10 weeks. bbw. We received them at 2 weeks and one arrived with legs that seemed to bow or hyperextend at the knee joint. He has been fine all this time, but just today he seems to be having trouble getting around. I am wondering if I could wrap it in pet wrap bandage to stabilize it a bit?
    He could be killed for the table any time but right now they are on medicated feed. I would atleast like to wait 2 or 3 more weeks so I can get to the feed store and get them on some non medicated finisher.
    I only have 6 turkeys, i am really hoping this will work!
     

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