Turkey with walking issues

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by k625, May 13, 2010.

  1. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have posted here and there, but not a direct post about this yet, bc I still havent found any answers really. Got my turkey(s) around the April 28th or so, dont have my date book with me right now, so not sure exactly but just about 3 weeks old or so. Was kind of sick to begin with, but treated it and the other turkey and they seem to be over that. BUT, the one turkey is not stable on its legs. Has issues balancing, walking, stumbles, and then just gives out and lays down. Has anyone had this issue? Otherwise the turkey poult is fine. Please....I need help!!
     
  2. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turkey people..I know your out there lol...
     
  3. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Northern Indiana
    I have a BBW turkey poult that was born 3/22. It has what seems to be the same issue only it's gotten worse now. She can walk around just fine, go outside, but the problem is that her right leg splays out a bit (not sure if that's the right word), to the point where we have named her Weebles. I have since taken a rope and secured it to both of her legs when I noticed her having a real hard time keeping that leg in. We give her about a 5" gap in that rope which still allows her to stretch out her leg "somewhat" if she wants, which she does. But it holds her leg in so that she can balance better and get around better.

    Does that sound like something that may work for you? If so, I can run out and get a picture of it so you can see what I did if you'd like. Let me know! And hope that helps.
     
  4. k625

    k625 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much, this turkey is a royal palm so it should not have any weight issues I would imagine. Seems to be more of a weak issue rather than a winging out of the legs in any way. I will ahve to see if I can video it or something lol and get it on here.
     

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