What's wrong with my turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Truscifi, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Truscifi

    Truscifi Out Of The Brooder

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    She looked fine Sunday morning, then we were running crazy the rest of Sunday and Monday, so we just tossed in the feed and checked water and ran. This morning we did our usual inspection and she had this huge swollen lump. She (I think she, but not totally sure) is 13 weeks Black Spanish. She is eating and drinking fine, and is out foraging right now.

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    I'm guessing an abcess? Do I need to put her on antibiotics? The rest of the flock looks fine and everyone is acting normal. Please help, we already lost half our flock to a predator attack, I don't want to lose any more!
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    You need to lance it and remove the pus.

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. Truscifi

    Truscifi Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, that looks like fun. [​IMG]

    Ok. Off to get hubby to help, and to steel my nerves.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Be warned, lol, what they don't mention is how much it can bleed. :)

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  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Poor turkey. I wish I was there to help you . I like doing that kinda stuff. Keep us posted on the outcome.
     
  7. Truscifi

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    Well, it is done. She is up and moving and seems fine. There is still somewhat of a lump, but it is much smaller and we cleaned the area thoroughly. I'm hoping it will finish draining on its own, but I'll be checking her several times a day until it is all cleared up.
     

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