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baffled by turkey poult ailment

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kinnip, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    The poult is almost two weeks old. He's kept in a brooder with chicks and, until they discovered the water, two ducklings. He has no contact with the big chickens save what comes in on me or a fly. None of my other birds, neither chickens nor turkeys are showing signs of illness. I hatched this poult from my own stock. He was fine until Wed night. He started showing signs of poor coordination and sitting on his hocks. Now he's sitting on his hocks with his legs straight in the air and shaking. He's still complaining loudly, but doens't look good. He's kept on shavings in a plastic tub. He has non-medicated feed, Purina Flock Raiser and water with a bit of ACV. I've not noticed any bloody poo. The most noticeable factor is the sitting on hocks.
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 12, 2009
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    Can you give me a little more info. What kind of bedding? What is the % of protein in the feed. Do you have some vits and electrolytes to put in the water? Perhaps post this in the turkey section as well, there are alot of turkey experts that will chime in and perhaps help as well.
    Good luck
     
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I'm sure it's not the bedding or feed. I'm just using pine shavings and flock raiser is plain ole 20% feed, and recommended for use with turkeys.
     

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