baby turkeys not acting right

hinkjc

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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
 

Leslie In North Pole

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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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