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Turkey's dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by This'l'do, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. This'l'do

    This'l'do Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2009
    I have lost 3 6mth old turkeys in the last 2 weeks. I suspect blackhead, however, I thought that it only affected birds up to 18weeks old. They share outdoor space with chickens and I have now shut this area off.

    As soon as the first one died I gave electrolytes to the others.

    The last turkey to die seemed to be getting better after I quarantined it, then died this morning after I checked on it and it seemed fine.

    Is there anything I can give them to prevent this from spreading - I am concerned about giving the blackhead medication it the remaining birds don't have it.

    The symptoms they had are as follows:

    Droopy wings
    Ruffled feathers
    2 had yellow feces
    1 seemed to get better before dying
    Another displayed no symptoms

    Between this and my chickens not laying things are not going well!!!
  2. This'l'do

    This'l'do Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2009
    I've just checked the liver of the latest one to die, it is blackhead. Does anyone have any ideas how to protect the others. I've moved them, cleaned waterers and feeders. Is there anything I can give them to stop the spread?[​IMG]
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    It would probably be a good idea to google black head then you'll get all the info at once. Hoping for the best for the rest of your birds.

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