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Baby trucky will not stand up

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Hello, I am new and still trying to figure this out. I have a baby turkey about two weeks old and yesterday just stop standing up on its own. I have the baby turkey in with three baby chicks. The chicks are just fine. I have found the turkey on her back A couple of times and just flipped her over. Can somebody please help I do not want her to die I did put Chick electrolytes in the water and have been force feeding her because all she wants to do is lay down
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Hi and welcome to BYC - I'd suggest that you post your question on the ER forum - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures 

 

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CT

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I think you should also post on the "Turkey thread,"   Are you using a medicated chick starter?  Maybe that shouldn't be given to turkeys.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Hello, I am new and still trying to figure this out. I have a baby turkey about two weeks old and yesterday just stop standing up on its own. I have the baby turkey in with three baby chicks. The chicks are just fine. I have found the turkey on her back A couple of times and just flipped her over. Can somebody please help I do not want her to die I did put Chick electrolytes in the water and have been force feeding her because all she wants to do is lay down
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Turkeys require a higher protein feed than chickens. She's probably too weak from feeding her chicken feed. Turkey feed or game bird feed is higher protein. It supports their much faster growth rate. On chicken feed, she will continue to weaken until she dies.
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My turkey is eating turkey crumble not chicken food. My little chicks are miniature chickens that are going to get very big, no bigger then a pigeon. So they're the same size as the turkey but old enough to turkey crumble
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