turkey with twisted leg

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by decomposed, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my sister got a few 3 week old baby turkeys a few days ago and one of them has a leg that is twisted around the wrong way his foot points backwards when he tries to walk it looks like it would be painful but the baby doesn't scream or seem like he is in a lot of pain it isn't swollen either does anyone know what could be wrong with it and is there any way of trying to fix it?
     
  2. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she get it that way?
     
  3. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah she didn't know because they were scared and wouldn't walk for a couple of days then when they started walking she noticed
     
  4. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ide say it was born that way and that it will be fine.
     
  5. chknoodles

    chknoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does the knee bend the wrong way..is it the whole leg, or just the foot? We had a female born with splay leg and didn't notice it when we bought her as a week old poult. Tried to fix it with binding the legs and she got lots better, but each time she put on weight, the leg would mess up again. She only made it to 2 months old.
     
  6. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ah its the whole leg, it really looks like a splay leg i will try to tape it into the right position for a week or so and see if that helps at all
     

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