A little help needed

Manuel742

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Hi i just got 3 turkey chicks they were born today. Would it be ok if i put them with a chicken who also hatched her chicks today? What can i feed them?
 

Molpet

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Hi i just got 3 turkey chicks they were born today. Would it be ok if i put them with a chicken who also hatched her chicks today? What can i feed them?
Yes if she will take them. But be aware that turkeys will identify as chickens when mating season arrives and Tom's can squash chicken hens, especially if there aren't enough turkey hens. At least 3hens per tom
Poults need higher protein and vitamins than chicks. So feed everyone gamebird or turkey starter.
 

Manuel742

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Dec 23, 2019
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one of them looks a bit sad he wont eat, is there anything ican do to encourage him to eat?
 

GotCoop

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Turkey poults tend to be much more fragile than chicken chicks. Very sensitive to cold, drafts, dampness etc. I would monitor closely with the chicken hen. After a couple weeks they become hardier.
 
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