Help!!All My Baby Turkeys Died!! Exept 1

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by turkeylover509, May 7, 2016.

  1. turkeylover509

    turkeylover509 New Egg

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    Sadly :( all my baby turkeys died exept for 1 of them.2 weeks old.bought 4 of them from the local feed store but now only one is left.i have read over 20-30 different post on what to do and I tried everything from.medicated water.to food..the marbles..the lamp..etc and my turkeys still died :( they are inside.pine bedding.very warm inside wer there at..I would say between 70-85 degrees..inside a big box so plenty of room.just feel sad don't know what to do..will he be fine alone?.or do I need to get at least one more.will they get along.someone help ima first timer
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - I'm sorry about your losses. Whilst I know nothing about turkeys, they are a social animal and so your loner will certainly benefit from some company.

    The "Turkey" forum peeps will be able to advise further, i hope so please re-post on that forum and provide as much detail as possible.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. hillbillyreefer

    hillbillyreefer Out Of The Brooder

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    Too cold in the brooder. Turkeys should have access to at least 95F under the heat in the brooder and that temp can be reduced by about 5F every week. I prefer a large brooder 3-4 sq.ft./chick. Provide a very warm spot right under the lamp with lots of room for the chicks to escape the heat, that way they can regulate the their comfort.

    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Make sure they know where food and water is and watch to see that they really eat and drink. I have heard of people putting a chicken CHICK or two in with them, as "turkey tutors," to teach them about food and water and the ropes of being a bird.
     

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