Wheezing, listless turkey (pet)

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SnapdragonFarm, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. SnapdragonFarm

    SnapdragonFarm New Egg

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    Hi.
    I'm brand new here and have a question. My 8 month old or so white turkey has raspy breathing and is not active. I just noticed yesterday, but I can't say for sure how long it's been going on, because I've been gone for over a week.
    My neighbor gave me some Sulmet, but I'm hesitating because I don't know what's wrong with her.
    The local vets won't treat poultry and I'm kinda bed bound for a couple weeks, so any advice or help would be appreciated.
    She's in a pen by herself for now.
    Thanks,
    Lindsay

    She's still eating and drinking
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012
  2. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she a BBW? if so she may be having heart trouble due to her extreme weight these breeds are known for. You might consider butchering her before she kicks the bucket and getting a heritage breed. I don't mean to sound callas about this, but the BBW was not bred to be a pet or for longevity. They were bred for a lot of breast meat and short time get to butchering size. I am sorry for your misfortune![​IMG]
     
  3. SnapdragonFarm

    SnapdragonFarm New Egg

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    Thanks for telling me. I'm not sure her breed, but she's pure white and I guess that makes sense. What a shame, she's a sweetheart.
     

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