Baby Turkey Sick?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Turkey Trouble, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Turkey Trouble

    Turkey Trouble New Egg

    Apr 26, 2017
    Hi- we just got baby turkeys 2 weeks ago and one if them cannot walk anymore. It lays on it's side and let's all the others walk on it. We brought it inside to be left alone and noticed it won't curl it's toes. It will move it's legs and wings, but won't walk.

    It's eating and drinking just fine, but keeps opening and closing it's beak with no noise.

    Any suggestions?? Thank you!
  2. Sampath Guruge

    Sampath Guruge New Egg

    Apr 4, 2017
    I got one like you say , I also tried so menu ways to ok him but failed , now his legs crippled and slow growing, if you can please comfort him till he lives , cause of this conditions... low temperature in incubator or genetic faults
  3. Turkey Trouble

    Turkey Trouble New Egg

    Apr 26, 2017
    We kept him as comfortable as we could,but he died. I'm going to guess genetics since the other 10 are growing strong.
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  4. irischick

    irischick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2013
    We have one like that too. I have a feeling he was stepped on its got dirt on its back. He also just opens and closes its mouth. We are giving it water from a syringe. It also extends its legs like a spasm. we shall see


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