Hi all. I picked up some turkey poults on Wednesday (hatched Tuesday) and one of them has been "off" since day one.
First, it only has had one eye open The other one stays shut If I pull gently, I can open the lid, but the poult itself won't open it or keep it open.
Second, I have yet to see it really eat or drink. I have dipped its beak repeatedly in the water - it has zero interest in drinking. I've tried using a dropper to get some electrolytes in it - can't get more than a few drops in it.
Third, it breaths mostly with it's mouth open and it makes a clicking noise when breathing. But it's not raspy or burbly when breathing, really like a clicking sound. I do not see any obstruction in the throat.
I'm really at a loss. It seems unlikely this poult will make it to tomorrow, but I want to do what I can to help it. I just don't know what I can do.