1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

baby turkeys

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by catdance62, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. catdance62

    catdance62 Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    32
    Oct 4, 2007
    In with our chicks and guineas (all are a month old or less), we have a couple baby turkeys. The turkeys have always seemed a little "wobbily", but get around ok. Is this normal for turkeys? They are not as sure-footed as the chickens, and especially not the guineas.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Not so sure... but my two turkeys seem pretty sure footed. What are you feeding them? I do believe that both the turkeys and guineas should be on a 28% protein turkey/game bird feed in order to properly develop their legs so they don't give out on them.
     
  3. catdance62

    catdance62 Out Of The Brooder

    24
    0
    32
    Oct 4, 2007
    We are just feeding them starter feed like the chickens. They all eat the same thing, plus they are pecking at the grass, bugs, etc. in their run.
     
  4. Crazy4GameCocks

    Crazy4GameCocks Chillin' With My Peeps

    168
    0
    129
    Jan 25, 2008
    my turkeys r a week old and they run like crazy u have to have them on a high starter then chicks u need bame starter for turkeys or they will have legs problems i found that one out the hard way
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by