Chillin' With My Peeps
- Jun 9, 2010
I thought I would update. Last July, twenty of my turkey breeders died suddenly. They where not sick. Only birds over one year old died. No young birds died. This was not like anything I had seen before. I noticed some of the bags of feed had a darker color to it. I notified my feed store. They kind of blew me off but they did take a sample of the feed from me and notified the manufacture. The Manufacture blew me off too. One month went by. I was told the feed store the food looked fine. They would not even call me. I knew it was not fine. I found on line a way to report the food to the FDA. They came out the next day. Collected samples from the feed store and me. They even found other bags of a different lot number that also had the dark feed. The test just came back both samples where positive for a antibiotic that is fatal to adult turkeys. It is also fatal to other game birds, horses, ect. The turkey game bird feed was not labeled with this antibiotic. In fact it should not have been medicated at all. This company was already under FDA warning for this same type of problem just weeks before my turkeys deaths. I don't know much else. They are mailing me the report and picking up the dead turkeys.