Did I just kill my baby turkeys?!?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by WyWaysMom, Jul 7, 2019.

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  1. WyWaysMom

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    My son has 4 4H 3 week old turkeys. We have never had turkeys. They are in a tote with 6 ducklings in my house. (Side note...ducks stink! Lol) We went away for the weekend (someone was coming to feed and water) and when we came back the ducks made a huge mess in the tote...HUGE!! The turkeys were a mess so I decided to give them a warm bath. I rinsed them off with cool water and immediately put them under a heat lamp. Now they are acting sick and walking around kind of drunk. They’re eyes are closed. Did I just kill them? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Have any died yet?
     
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    What did you bathe them with?

    How cool was the cool water?
    How warm was the warm water?

    Ducks are messy. Please set up a separate brooder for turkeys ASAP.
     
  4. casportpony

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    Welcome to BYC! Sounds like they are might be too cold. Are they still wet?
     
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  6. WyWaysMom

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    82B563F3-6C97-4769-A10A-F26F34FCB99D.jpeg I think I was too hasty on posting this thread. They are up and walking, eating and drinking. I put their heat lamp a little lower to warm them back up. Also, they are in their own brooder now. :) Thank you everyone!
     
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    :woot

    Good to hear they are doing better.
     
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    So happy to hear that they are better!
     
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