baby not doing well

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by muddyhorse, May 26, 2010.

  1. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    out of 2 dz eggs I hatched one baby turkey. It is 4 days old and I keep finding it on its back. it is in the brooder with some week old chicks. this is my first turkey I need help.
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Sounds like it is trying to flip.. MAybe try giving it some scrambled eggs and see what happens...
  3. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Songster

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    Turkeys need higher protein than chicks too and you need to make sure it is eating and drinking sometimes they just stand around and will "starve out" and sometimes they just die for no noticeable reason too if they make it past 2 1/2 weeks you can stop worrying so much but they don't get natural immunity for 8 weeks.

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