lame turkey

Asked January 30, 2020, 1:59 PM EST

My hen started limping a few days ago, and I examined the foot/leg but saw nothing. Perhaps it is a joint injury further up the leg? this is her 3rd day being sore and she did not want to come for food..

Kauai County Hawaii

1 Response

yes, you are correct. The injury could be further up the leg. Turkeys can at times turn up lame either via injury or disease. Take a look at the hock joint and feel for fever or inflammation. be sure that bedding in the living area is of the proper depth and materials. Sharp rocks and sticks for example should not be allowed in the pen. Consult your local veterinarian should this progress for treatment options.

Thanks, G.