hatching turkeys not eating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bumblebeehillschickenfarm, May 14, 2008.

  1. bumblebeehillschickenfarm

    bumblebeehillschickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 3 turkey pults so far and 3 in the brooder the 3 that hatched out early i put them under a light and been watching them for a while and they have been drinking but i have not seen them eat.i know sometimes they have problems eating and drinking and you have to show them how but what is the best way to do that thanks for your info also the first one hatched is 2 days old.
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Newly hatched poults won't want to eat for a couple of days because they're absorbing their yolk. Place a marble or shiny rock in the food, bury it a little so that it just peeks and they may peck at it. You can always put a chick in with them for a few days to teach them how to eat. [​IMG]
     
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    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    The marbles work try it. That is what i do. But i use about 6 small ones.
     
  4. bumblebeehillschickenfarm

    bumblebeehillschickenfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you both i did that for the water but not food
     

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