turkey with swollen feet

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by leonardfarms, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. leonardfarms

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    Please help. I have never owned Turkey's however 2 2 yr old turkeys were brought to our place. I do not their breed. Both girls have swollen feet( along with 2 hens that came to)...
    I was told they were spoiled and liked beer. I know nothing.else about them.

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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Your turkey may have gout, but I'm not familiar with turkeys. Gout in poultry can happen if fed too much protein or salt in the diet, and from a lack of vitamin A. I would feed a diet that is proper in the percentage of protein, no salty treats or leftovers, and put some poultry vitamins in the water. Here is a link with pictures, just scroll down: http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/6/diseases-of-poultry/232/gout
     
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  5. rgraines

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    Your breed appears to be black Spanish.
     
  6. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    I'm not clear as to whether you have two turkey hens with swollen feet, or two turkey hens and two `hens' (of some other species of poultry with swollen feet, as well). I will assume that it is the two turkey hens. The hen in the pic looks to be a Broad Breasted Bronze (some kind of Bronze based). Do you know how they were being kept? the breast/abdomen appears to be unusually red (do either of the turkey hens have anything that appears to be `blisters' on breasts/along sternum/keel)?

    Assume they weren't being fed properly (beer and what?). Poultry vitamins/electrolytes for a few days & Game Bird maintenance, along with some crushed hard boiled eggs for a few days. Make sure they have 24/7 access to fresh water. Could be gout, but could also be infectious arthritis. Do the hens seem to be having a hard time moving legs at hips or ankles?

    Here are some references/thread:

    http://www.vdl.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/@vdl/documents/asset/cvm_asset_350829.pdf (page 15 gout)

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1320073/pdf/compmed00023-0043.pdf (infectious arthritis/etc)

    An old thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/15456/swollen-turkey-feet-and-toes (may be useful)
     

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