Hi everyone I was wondering if I could have some help? My aunt just called me n asked if I could take an abandoned turkey she said it's a hen and has been in the middle of town for a few weeks if the township gets her they will just put her down and be done with it. My aunt and her friends are going to try and get her to me in the next few days. I'm sure she is under nourished and god knows what else I didn't expect this so my question is how do I prepare quickly I have chickens and I ferment there feed can she eat that and what kind of housing and anything else I may have missed? Also she will be quarantined for a while.
She will need turkey feed. Game feed especially if she is undernourished and in the condition you describe. They need more protein than a chicken. The feed stores have a game feed of around 22-27% protein.
Otherwise quarantine and treat like any other new member to your flock. I am not sure if fermented feed would work or not. I do not feed fermented feeds. They will get along fine together (chicks and turks).. The only thing to beware of is blackhead, depending on your area, soil type and parasites.