Almost a goner!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by KOTurkeyRanch, May 25, 2010.

  1. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen is raising 4 poults. I put one more up, and it apparently wasnt ready for her. I came up tonight to find it life-lessly laying on the ground. I picked it up, thinking it was dead, but i heard it breathing. I ran down to my brooder for ducks, and put the light inches away from it. It is awake, alive, and doing pretty well. However, i have a question. My dad had to help one turkey out of his egg, and now he is fine, except his neck. It droops. He tries to walk and tumbles. However, if i hold him i can put it up normally, so i think as he eats and gains strength it will be fixed. Any thoughts?
     
  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All you can do is wait and see. Sometimes they stay like that, sometimes they recover. More often than not, a chick that needs help out of the shell has little chance for survival- it's usually too weak, or has a genetic defect, etc.

    I hope it works out for you![​IMG]

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