What are these lumps?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Ardizzone7, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 4 sweet grass that have grown up very healthy this year. I noticed 2 days ago that they were starting to get yellow lumps on their caruncles. Today the lumps aren't as yellow but are getting black scabs on them. [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG] Does anyone know what these are? I have several other turkeys but the bumps are only on these 4. They all hatched together and spend their days together. Did they maybe get stung by something?[​IMG]
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    They could just be bite wounds, or they could be dry pox, a few of mine had it, if more show up it's probably the pox and will run it's course in a few weeks, either way not much you can do.
     
  3. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok good. I just want to be sure it isn't anything serious.
     
  4. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like pox. Mine are dealing with several cases now.

    Nothing you can due. But if you could give them an antibiotic. Seems to weaken their immune system.

    A couple of mine with severe cases didn't make it. But they were my late hatch birds.

    My older birds that have it seem to hold up fine.

    Good luck
     
  5. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I was planning on this weekend being my cull weekend for our meat turkeys. They have the pox as well. Is the meat safe to eat? Should I wait for the pox to heal? Can they ever be eaten?
     

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