Weak Turkey Poult

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Native8713, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Native8713

    Native8713 Out Of The Brooder

    He will be 3 weeks old Sat. They are eating 24% Manna Pro Gamebird Crumbles. The other two are doing really well but this guy just seems very lethargic. He keeps his head low but he isnt wobbly. He does fluff his feathers out every now and then. Any suggestions as to what I can give him or any advice is appreciated. These are my first ones so keep in mind I am a big time amateur. Thanks For Your Time ~Terry
     
  2. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not familiar with turkeys but this should be done no matter what type animal you have.

    Check him over top to bottom in the feathers under the wings in the ears. look at the poop...color runny, solid... etc.....while looking see if there is any other visible signs of any kind..... look for lice/bugs eggs...etc. this will be a good start.

    I have also have a link for you to look over it has common turkey illnesses.

    http://albc-usa.org/documents/turkeymanual/ALBCturkey-5.pdf



    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Here is a list of questions to help others figure out the problem. Good Luck.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.).[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2) What is the behavior, exactly.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]11) Describe the housing/bedding in use.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]12) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.[/FONT]
     
  3. Native8713

    Native8713 Out Of The Brooder

    Thank YOU so much WI FarmChick for the reply. :) Have a Blessed Day. ~Terry
     

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