2day old Turkey chick not eating or drinking.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by craigle dude, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. craigle dude

    craigle dude In the Brooder

    Hey I have 2 two day old turkey chicks one of them is fine pecking at the food still needs a bit of help with the water but other than that really good but the other one [​IMG] one of his eyes are semi closed he struggles when you help him drink and won't peck at the food I just wanted to know how I can help it [​IMG]
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon

    Jan 27, 2007
    Add a teaspoon of brown sugar (table sugar will do in pinch) to a quart of water. Just keep dripping alongside beak with finger if nothing else (avoid nares). Crushed mealworms, mixed with a bit of water, and a tiny bit squeezed from eyedropper into open beak (make sure it is swallowing in between portions) will work. If no mealworms then slurry of gamebird starter/water.

    These guys can fade very quickly, but if one gets lucky and gets them over the hump they'll do all right.

    Good luck!

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