young turkey has club foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jvls1942, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    one of our two month old royal palm turkeys got attacked by our old tom(we suspect) we also suspect he was trying to mate with it..

    as a result, there was some hip displacement issue.. the hip has straightened out, but now the turkey walks on her fist.

    we tried to wire her toes to a piece of cardboard, but she wiggled out of that contraption in a few minutes..

    can we duct tape her toes to the cardboard? how long should we leave her taped up?

    any other remedies you can offer??

    thank you
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    maybe I should change the heading to read something more interesting so that I could get some ideas on how to correct the problem.. I guess it is not exotic enough..
     
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    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    I just want to thank everyone for their input for this problem..

    I had to kill the turkey because I did not want it to go through life limping on it's curled up foot...
     
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    I'm sorry about your turkey. I have limited turkey experience. I'm not sure that there are a lot of turkey keepers here. I will PM you the address of another poultry site that has a bit more turkey discussion. If there is a problem in the future, it might give you an additional resource. Again, sorry nobody had advice.
     
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    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:thank you jody, got your note..

    actually I did not see much difference between a turkey's club foot compared to a chicken's.

    out of 20,000 subscribers, I thought I would get at least one reply
     

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