Turkey with owie on beak

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LarryPQ, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Hello my peeps!

    I noticed this weekend Sir Fluffs A Lot had a whitish bump on his bottom beak.

    Today said bump looked quite a bit bigger---and it almost looks like his palet is a little swollen. I haven't stuck my hand in there to check. [​IMG]

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    Any thoughts?

    It rained last week, which is AZ means all the evil spiny weeds are in race to go to seed. Maybe he ate something poke-y and he has an infection?
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Maybe you should either lance the external 'pimple' and drain it, or stick your hand down his throat and see if something stabs your hand.

    I vote for sticking your hand down his throat, while someone video tapes the adventure for you-tube.
    In the interest of science, of course...

    And because draining and giving meds is meaningless if theres a sticker in his gullet.
     
  3. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Any chance it's a tick? That's probably too easy. If it's a pustule can you dab it with pine tar?
    Plan B, what wegot said.
     
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  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Quote:I know, you hold him, I will poke him.

    Just stand riiiiight there, by the big waterer.
     
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Quote:I have yet to see a tick at this house, coming up on 6 years. Mosquitos, yes. Ticks....not so much.
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:I know, you hold him, I will poke him.

    Just stand riiiiight there, by the big waterer.

    I would but my arms aren't that long.
    And my spring break plans to travel to AZ got canned on account of $ [​IMG]
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:I have yet to see a tick at this house, coming up on 6 years. Mosquitos, yes. Ticks....not so much.

    Having been to AZ, and having had a cholla jump out and GRAB ME as I walked by, I am voting sticker.

    Does he shake his head and act like anything is bothering him?
    Or are turkeys too stupid to notice?
     
  8. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    He's not acting like there is anything wrong. I just noticed the owie.

    No cacti in the yard, at all. We do get those tumble weed devil-thorns: they look like pitchforks with a long middle tine. All the scars on my feet are from them, and I imagine if he ate one on accident, and the time broke off in his palate, it would swell until he was able to break it down.
     

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