Turkeys dying - livers spotted after butchering

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by archadtz, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. archadtz

    archadtz New Egg

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    We have been losing our bergs turkeys (3-4 months old) one at a time here and there (3 of them died overnight over the last 2 weeks). Decided to butcher them before they all died. We noticed most of our turkeys (5 out of 7) had issues (weak or broken feed bags). But also noticed 4 had either green livers with fatty (?) spots or they were red with fatty(?) spots. Trying to upload pics but having a hard time.
    Fed turkey grower; raised in a pen where chickens used to be, but not with chickens
    Any ideas what disease/illness causes this?
     
  2. archadtz

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  3. archadtz

    archadtz New Egg

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    Thanks for all the responses :/

    So after much research (http://fluffybottomsfarm.blogspot.ca/2012/07/blackhead-in-turkey.html ), have determined it's blackhead....

    None of our turkeys were showing symptoms (no yellow poop, etc)

    Is the meat safe to eat??? We have 7 turkeys in our freezer that we processed. Only the 1 we know wasn't affected.
     
  4. Intheswamp

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