We ordered 24 poults from McMurrays last month - 22 Broad breasted Bronze and two Bourbon Reds. I've been trying to raise Buffs, so we added about 3/4 of them slowly to the broody turkey hens with great luck. Of the ones we put in, three simply disappeared, one was squished and everyone else was fine for about two weeks. Since then, we've been losing a few a week until this week - two of my older buff adolescents, one of the Bourbon Red poults and we're down to ten Broad breasted Bronze, including one that appears to have an eye tumor and I doubt will make it (He was one we only introduced recently, as we kept him under a heat lamp, trying to sort out why one eye was enormous and developed what appears to be a cataract). They're on 22% grower, we're in a heatwave, so it's 95-100 only dipping into the 70's at night. They were on water with electrolytes for a few days and now on SpecLinx-50 (because that's what the store had that I could give to chicks so I figured it was a safe choice for poults). There are so few signs of distress - lowered wings, huddling even though it is so hot and then bam, they're just dead. We've lost three today, two yesterday and at this rate, none will be left soon. I'm so sad and feel so badly for them.