What happened???

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cgjsmith, May 17, 2010.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My royal palm Tom was acting fine until I went to feed him. Even then he was fine till I went into change their water. All of the sudden he starts weezing turning purple and staggering around. I picked him up and pushed around on his craw and it felt full of air. He ended up dying about 10 min later. The only thing I could think of that was different is I gave the sunflower seeds as a treat mixed with the cracked corn and layer feed. Any help would be appreceated. If I need to start salmet or wazen (sp?). I have it on hand each pair of turkeys are seperated into breeding pairs and I still have the hen alone Thanks crystal
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Sorry about your tom. Your description is suggestive of death by choking.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I dont know what could have happened but I am so sorry for your loss.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Quote:I agree.

    I have no idea how one would do a Heimlech Maneuver on a turkey though.
     
  5. CrazyWestTexasFarmGirl

    CrazyWestTexasFarmGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    My tom huffs his food down an chokes from time to time... Sounds like yours choked to me too...
    I was just reading the latest Hobby Farms Home Magazine (I get it at TSC)
    there was an article on turkey raising and she mentioned a turkey choking on a tomaoe... she shoved her hand down its throat and dug out the tomatoe.... save him.
    Her were Bourbon Reds...
     
  6. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a tuff way to lose a bird. Hopefully he had already bred your hen and she will still lay some eggs and you can get some poults of his.
     

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