I'm using the premier 50 for 20 heritage turkeys, and need some help.
This is my first time raising turkeys. While I don't currently have chickens (25 are shipping May 15th) I have brooded 3 batches in the past.
Here is a thread I started:
I also asked for help in emergencies/diseases, but I have not gotten any response.
I am hoping I can get a response from someone who has brooded turkeys with a heat plate.
Two turkeys were DOA on arrival, 1 was very weak and died in the first 24hrs. The hatchery did not put a heat pack in with them, or anything else, just the box. We did have cold temps (34-38) at night.
The rest seemed like they were doing well, running around, eating and drinking, making happy turkey sounds. The only time I would get loud chirping is when they would jump on top of the HP and not know how to get down.
I lost 1 more yesterday, he died sometime in the night!
I have 1 more that started getting wobbly and had a hard time walking. He is still eating if I set him in front of the food. I am doing that every hour. I really don't want to lose him.
I'm getting very discouraged
Any advise you can give me would be greatly appreciated.