Opinions? See photos. Turkey is a blue slate heritage, a little over 4 months old. He's eating, moving around, etc just like the others.
Location: Northern Puget Sound, Zone 8A
posted 2 days ago
Any one with an idea? He still seems to be about the same. Maybe slightly less severe with the neck issue, whatever it really is.
He will be one of the culls for Thanksgiving. I'm pretty sure I have 7 toms and 9 hens. Got 2 hens pre-sold. May send one hen to my parents since they won't travel due to Covid, and their 50th anniversary will be the Saturday after Thanksgiving. That would leave me with 6 hens, so I need to cull it down to 1 tom reasonably quickly.
Interesting, I haven't dealt much with turkeys, but my guess would be something stuck in the crop making it painful to extent its neck. Are you able to feel around and see if there's any out of place lumps?
Or maybe an unseen injury. Or something stuck to the back of its neck to make it reflexively lower its head?
If you're culling the bird anyway and have a few extra minutes to do an autopsy, please post if you find anything!