first time poult brooder - what's different from chicks?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by OCchickens, May 18, 2009.

  1. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any important differences brooding poults from chicks?

    I know to use game bird starter. Anything else? Can they also stay in the bator 48 hours?
     
  2. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    feed high protien diet

    we raise ours on a wire floor system so they don't get the diseases they would if they were in their waste.

    yes you can leave them in the hatcher up to 72 hrs after hatch

    after that just like a chick
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I find they`re a little bit slower to get started. I make sure everybody gets a beak dip the first couple of days to find the water. They are worse about pecking at anything shiney; another poult`s butt, eye, etc., so I keep lots of shineys in the brooder.
     
  4. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You put shiny stuff in the brooder? Any examples?
     
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    They love marbles and the clear colored beads for parrots. Even a toy for parakeets with bright colors or silver bits can amuse them.

    I like marbles for their water because they're much more attracted to color and sparkle than the chicks are. Makes it much easier for them to find and want to peck at the water dish.
     

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