1. Le Moth

    Le Moth Chirping

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    Had a wild turkey hen hatch some chicks a couple days ago.
    We found 2 still wet chicks in the nest, 1 was pecked to death and the other died 6 hours later despite our attempts to save it.
    The next afternoon I found 2 more dead, where the hen had spent the night, both of those wet and on their backs, no signs of injury.
    We picked up the last 2 that same day, as she had lost interest (first time mum). One could no longer stand, the other seemed okay.
    Yesterday we put down the one that couldn't stand, it had slept all day and night and no longer responded to anything.
    The final one now has tremors, suddenly favors one leg, does not have an appetite (we have been "force" feeding it) and is getting weaker.

    I don't think he'll make it, I just wanted other opinions. Could it be a bad hatch, illness or maybe we are missing something?

    Any reccomendations?

    I don't know if it's important but these chicks belonged to the hen I've posted about previously, she had something wrong with her leg scales.
     
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  2. Cragg Klefor

    Cragg Klefor Songster

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    Sorry to hear about all the misfortune with this little family!
    It does sound like something was wrong from the start. I know nothing about turkeys but I think if it were a chick remaining I would try a direct dose of nutri drench? :idunno
     
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  3. Le Moth

    Le Moth Chirping

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    Unfortunately I do not have any and we are quite a way from town. If it lasts I shall definitely try to pick some up tomorrow.

    That hen turned up again this morning with someone elses chick, poor thing, she's so desperate :(
     

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