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I have a baby turkey that just stopped standing up I don't know what's wrong . She won't eat or drink unless I put the water in a straw and give it to her. I don't want to die . She is about 2 weeks old can someone please help me
post #2 of 9
What are you feeding it? Could be a vitamin deficiency.
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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
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post #3 of 9
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It's turkey crumble it has high protein in it
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Is it a grower? I have raised poults on lower protein, but it's always a grower that has a correct vitamin mix for growing poultry. Check your feed date too, old feed loses vitamins. Things like rickets and perosis, or commonly known as slipped tendons can result from deficiencies. I might try a fresh bag of feed and maybe add a vitamin supplement to the water. If it is showing no interest in eating and drinking there could be something else wrong with it internally and nothing will help that. Sorry, hopefully it hangs in there.
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
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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
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post #5 of 9
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The turkey now eats and drinks on its own. She still not standing on her own . I did put electrolyte powder in her water. She is sitting on a rag I rolled up into a doughnut and I've put the water and food in front of her seems to be working fine. i'm just hoping she gets better
post #6 of 9
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Also did get a fresh bag of feed talked to the feed store owner he said I could have got her sick from the store because I have only had her for less then 5 days before she couldn't walk and she kept falling on her back and couldn't get up then I would just flip her over
post #7 of 9

I know a lot of folks who've been scared off of trying to raise poultry because the loss rates are so high in store-bought factory-produced birds!  Yes, there are plenty more that don't have bas experiences, but you just never know the chick's history or the parents' health!  

Unhealthy birds produce unhealthy offspring.  Illness or deficieny in an adult will pass into the egg.  Incubation trauma can result in weak chicks.  High stress in transit and handling can weaken poults.  Medicated feed and screw with their immune system and cause death very early on (and if you don't agree, no need to open the can of worms, just my observations here).    Being too hot or too cold can weaken a chick.  And like oldhen said, yeah, vitamins are a big part of it, too!

Point being, when you buy a chick from a mystery source you never know what oyu're getting.  It's probably not something you've done.  It could be your feed, or it very well might not be!  Electrolytes, warmth, and a little TLC are key.  Is the poult alone?  They thrive so much better with other baby poultry around; chicks, poults, ducks, whatever.  But they need friends.

I've noticed turkey poults are more sensitive to their dietary requirements than chicken chicks.  I can't skirt around with cheap feed or scratch grains on my poults, even if they're free-ranging.  But it sounds like you've done right by getting the game bird grower :)

Keep us posted!  Best of luck!

post #8 of 9
I add a little Poli to their water just to increase their vitamin intake. Last year I had some chicks that couldn't stand or walk. I thought they were sick, I culled some of them before I read about the vitamin deficiency. I gave them some drops orally and the next day they were walking and eating. This is what the box looks like.


Picture is from the Walmart website.
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Originally Posted by AndreaTellez View Post

Also did get a fresh bag of feed talked to the feed store owner he said I could have got her sick from the store because I have only had her for less then 5 days before she couldn't walk and she kept falling on her back and couldn't get up then I would just flip her over


Was she like that when you got her? Do you know how old she is?

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16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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