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Turkey poult sick

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This morning I went out to my turkey coop to find three poults running around. I had no idea my turkeys were sitting so I didn't look for little ones. Before I could open the gate the Tom gabbed a little one killing it. I moved both survivors to a brooder box. One poult is chirping and running everywhere aleady, the other is lethargic at best. The lethargic chick appears to have a growth on its belly, as if part of the yolk is not absorbed.

Ive never raised young turkeys before and I don't know if its normal to have such a crazy high mortality rate.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Originally Posted by Notchman View Post

This morning I went out to my turkey coop to find three poults running around. I had no idea my turkeys were sitting so I didn't look for little ones. Before I could open the gate the Tom gabbed a little one killing it. I moved both survivors to a brooder box. One poult is chirping and running everywhere aleady, the other is lethargic at best. The lethargic chick appears to have a growth on its belly, as if part of the yolk is not absorbed.
Ive never raised young turkeys before and I don't know if its normal to have such a crazy high mortality rate.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Can you post a picture of it?

-Kathy
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I just left for work but I asked my girlfriend to send me a picture to post as soon as she gets home.

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