BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Turkeys › First time turkey owner
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

First time turkey owner - Page 2

post #11 of 17
I also have brown sugar in my water the first week for quick energy. A teaspoon per quart. Wish I could be more helpful. You sound like your doing everything right. Shipping can be stressful for them.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks old hen for your replies, they have been very helpful.

 

I am adding vitamins/electrolytes to their water.

post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaggieMay'sMom View Post
 

Thanks old hen for your replies, they have been very helpful.

 

I am adding vitamins/electrolytes to their water.

 

I have 9 bourbon reds (2 weeks old) and have been following this thread.

 

I didn't have anything to add so I just read what you guys said.

 

I would like to know how you're doing though.

 

How many made it?

Born and (being) raised in West Virginia.

My Blog 

My YouTube Channel 

My animals (Click to show)
Chickens(Lots), ducks(5), turkeys(3), quail(4), dog(1), cow(1), and a trio of rabbits.
Reply

Born and (being) raised in West Virginia.

My Blog 

My YouTube Channel 

My animals (Click to show)
Chickens(Lots), ducks(5), turkeys(3), quail(4), dog(1), cow(1), and a trio of rabbits.
Reply
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the late reply.

I ended up losing 4 chocolates and 1 bourbon red.

The rest are doing great, they are now 5 weeks and I have started letting them out in their big pen during the day.

The only problem I have is that they are so fun to watch I'm not getting anything done:P
post #15 of 17

Thant's fine.

 

Sorry about your loss(es).

 

Mine are 4 weeks old and I am letting them out into a chicken tractor for the day too.

 

And yes there are addicting.:P

 

Also, mine have something weird going on with their feet. It's like how a chicken will peck at a red spot on it's foot and make it bigger and bigger. Except that like half of them have it and I can start to see muscle. I am researching that lots but If I can't figure it out I will make a thread.

 

Can anyone give me a few links to past threads or articles that might explain this?

 

Good luck with the rest of yours @MaggieMay'sMom 

 

MW

Born and (being) raised in West Virginia.

My Blog 

My YouTube Channel 

My animals (Click to show)
Chickens(Lots), ducks(5), turkeys(3), quail(4), dog(1), cow(1), and a trio of rabbits.
Reply

Born and (being) raised in West Virginia.

My Blog 

My YouTube Channel 

My animals (Click to show)
Chickens(Lots), ducks(5), turkeys(3), quail(4), dog(1), cow(1), and a trio of rabbits.
Reply
post #16 of 17
Thread Starter 
MW,

I wonder if it is something (weed) in your pasture that they are reacting to?

I hope you figure it out soon.

MMM
post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaggieMay'sMom View Post

MW,

I wonder if it is something (weed) in your pasture that they are reacting to?

I hope you figure it out soon.

MMM

I don't think so because it was there even when they were in the brooder.

 

Thanks though

 

MW

Born and (being) raised in West Virginia.

My Blog 

My YouTube Channel 

My animals (Click to show)
Chickens(Lots), ducks(5), turkeys(3), quail(4), dog(1), cow(1), and a trio of rabbits.
Reply

Born and (being) raised in West Virginia.

My Blog 

My YouTube Channel 

My animals (Click to show)
Chickens(Lots), ducks(5), turkeys(3), quail(4), dog(1), cow(1), and a trio of rabbits.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Turkeys
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Turkeys › First time turkey owner