3day old red bourbon poult died

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cajunheart, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. cajunheart

    cajunheart New Egg

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    This little turkey all of a sudden started gasping, wobbling, and falling over. Within 30 minutes it died. Right before I checked it's mouth but saw nothing. Anyone knows what it was?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Was it eating and drinking, Turkey poults need to be repeatedly shown how to eat and drink during the first week, also I put some brown sugar in the water to give them some quick energy until they are eating good about a week or so.
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    What was the temp in the brooder?Was the water too close to the heat source?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. cajunheart

    cajunheart New Egg

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    I had 3 chicks in the brooder with it and they were all eating and drinking.
     
  5. cajunheart

    cajunheart New Egg

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    I don't have a thermometer in there but the chicks were all laying under the light at times and sometimes laying a little away from the light. I keep the food and water at the other end so it does get hot.
     
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    A thermometer is very important thing to have.The first week their brooder should be at 95 degrees and drop 5 degrees each week after.Going from a 99 degree incubator to a brooder that is 85 degrees is a drastic drop in temp for any chick.They also need a gamebird feed.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  7. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2, I also include chicks and poults in a brother so the poults learn to eat and drink watching the chicks. I make sure to dip their beak in the water so they know it is there.
     

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