baby turkeys not acting right

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mycountrycabin, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. mycountrycabin

    mycountrycabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two of my baby turkeys dont walk around ,is someting wrong with them?
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please give more detailed info...
     
  3. mycountrycabin

    mycountrycabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i pic them up they start to move but when i sit them back down they close their eyes and fall on their backs
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How old are they? What are they eating? Where are they being housed? If babies, could the brooder be too hot? Overheating and cool drafts are the most dangerous things for baby turkeys. Please provide more info and we'll try to help.

    Jody
     
  5. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on how old they are, it sounds like they need an energy boost. It isn't unusually for them to act this way just after shipping, shipping can be very hard on them. Encourage them to drink some gatorade, it will help boost their electrolyte levels. Hold them and dip their beaks repeatedly to get them to drink and to monitor how much they drink. Once you have them more responsive and wanting to move around, I would give them some mashed hard boiled egg yolk. Turkey poults can be a lot more fragile than chicks for the first two weeks, they often need encouragement to do things that chicks do naturally.
     

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