- Mar 16, 2011
I'm new to turkeys and am raising two rio grande wild turkeys along with a rhode island red chick. One of the turkeys, or at least I think it's the same one, keeps opening and closing its mouth like it's choking on something or having a hard time breathing when I check on them every day. It makes head motions like it's trying to get something out of its throat. Without being invasive I took a look down its throat the best I could and didn't see anything obstructing its airway, and it's been doing this for a few days now and it's really starting to worry me. I don't think this is related, but when I handed it off to my fiance earlier it also threw up some liquid (I think he just pushed on its crop though). The chicks are only about a week old now, seem to otherwise be in good health, have no other problems that I'm noticing, and came from a reputable feed store. Anyone have experience with this, and/or suggestions? Please and thank you!!