- Apr 5, 2018
I just want to know if it could be something else. My favorite turkey died last night. Her name was Petrie from the land before time because when she was a baby I thought she looked like Petrie. She ment a lot to me. More than I thought actually because I can't stop crying......but I have three more turkey's I have to think about and I don't want them to die too. I dewormed my entire flock of birds in the middle of November when I locked EVERYONE up in the new coops to get them used to their new home. Their coops are wire on dirt with hay upon hay upon hay and the other day I just put down some multch the power company dumped in our yard from cutting down trees. None of my birds have gotten out since I put them in. Wait one bird got in there late...she snuck off to set on eggs and didn't show up until later.........she got wormer too tho. I feed that coop layer feed, whole corn, apples, and recently an entire pumpkin. Petrie really loved apples. Could something I get her have made her sick tho? Could the wood chippings have done something? The day before yesterday she was perched staring at the back of the coop but I didn't think much of it. Then yesterday she was sitting on the ground in the corner so I picked her up to check on her and took her to the front of the coop. She wobbled when I sat her down but walked around and over to get water. The guineas started picking on her a bit so I took her to the sick crate. She pooped this yellow though which was when I got super worried. I thought blackhead took longer than this? She was absolutely fine before this and she hasn't been out of the coop. If it is blackhead will I ever be able to have turkeys again? I actually really love turkeys they're so adorable and inquisitive. Her boyfriend was our other favorite turkey then we have one other couple who isn't very nice but I still like them. Will they get sick and die too? I really don't want it to be blackhead. This was her poop.