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Turkey Problem
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Author:  wendell38 [ Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Turkey Problem

Hi Guys, Got 2 weird problems, 1) I have 2 young 1(b) 1 (w)females with half there side ripped open, I mean under there wings and from top to bottom. I have patch them up and injected with Vam to booster them.
They are small and are with there brothers and sisters (clutch) and have introduce a big larger turkey from another pen, not for breeding Just to thin out from another pen. I caught him last nite on one of them. I have had to put them in small cag due to fox problem.( I have had to cages every thing) I have had a good look for any thing sharp But No.
Is there a diseases that may cause this Etc
2) The (w) girl has now devolped a leaking fluid from her backside as well as a red lump. She has just started to lay, this would be her second egg ever. Only discover this now.

Author:  Nancyk [ Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:37 am ]
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It is most likely mating damage from the male "treading" on her. Many people use a coat on their female turkeys to prevent this from occuring.
Only other solution is to remove the males.

Author:  nanangonewby [ Sat May 16, 2009 7:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Turkey Problem

Hi wendell38.

Here's a link to a turkey saddle. Looks pretty dandy. We had a large Australorp Rooster who wrecked the hens back, really nasty hole by the time we discovered it.

Hope this helps.

Cheers for now.


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