I have 30 turkey poults (blue slate) that I hatched from my own stock that have been slowly dying off over the past few weeks. The poults range in age from 1 month- 2 weeks. They are being fed a medicated turkey starter. They are housed in a very large brooder with ample space and 2 heat lamps. The poults look "sleepy" for a day and die. This brooder was used for about 30 chickens in the weeks prior to the turkeys going in. We bleached out the brooder, could this be blackhead? They are dying FAST as soon as they get "sleepy. Any advice would be m uch appreciated. My adult flock (4 birds) free ranges over 5 acres and have never been sick. The adults are not confined with chickens but they do graze on the same 5 acres.
thank you in advance for any help!