UPDATE....Please help save... turkey odd butt??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by daproper, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. daproper

    daproper Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our first attempt at turkeys but we have several chickens. This one is 2 1/2 weeks old turkey and is having some butt issues... Any ideas why or what to do??? We cleaned it off and "she" did poop okay. We've separated her from the rest for the time being because the others are picking at it.

    Also, any clue if it's a hen or roo??

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    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Um. I have no idea.

    but I KNEW better than to click on the link...and I did it anyway.

    Oh well, maybe someone else will know. Good luck!
     
  3. magoochie

    magoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say you cleaned it off, was it bloody? or poop stuck to it?
     
  4. Shad

    Shad Out Of The Brooder

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    I was eating!
     
  5. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well first off I have to compiment you on posting a nice clear picture of "the problem". LOL I would keep it seperate to at least let it heal up from the pecking. It may never get better though. I've had a chicken or two like that before. It just doesn't work like it's supposed to and they always had a nasty rear end. You may want to think of culling it.
     
  6. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    every chick ive had like that has died or been culled after i tried to fix the first couple. If you do try to keep it, it needs to be separated until COMPLETELY healed, or the other birds will peck the open area until it dies.
     
  7. mbnewby

    mbnewby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if the chicks are bigger they may pick on smaller ones
     
  8. daproper

    daproper Out Of The Brooder

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    She is trying to poop but nothing but air is coming out. A local at the feed store says it sounds like egg bound but she's way too young for egg issues at 3 weeks old. Tried a warm water enema and a warm water bath/soak. So far she's produced nothing but she keeps trying. Any ideas??? I think she's blocked inside but I don't know what to do to unblock her.

    Thanks
     
  9. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slowly push a couple of CC's of warm water up there and give her an enema. Also, you can lube up the inside of her vent with a Q-tip and some vasoline. Do a search on BYC for pasty butt.
     

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