my 2 day old turkey won't stand up-PICTURE AVAILABLE

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cass602, May 27, 2011.

  1. cass602

    cass602 Hatching

    May 27, 2011
    Hatched My First Turkey In A Still Air Incubator 2 Days Ago And He Is Doing Just Fine. The Second One That Hatched Can Not Stand Up. He Just Lays Down With His Legs Straight Out Behind Him. He Can Stand Up With The Help Of One Finger Up Against His Chest But If You Take It Away He Falls Down And Flaps His Wings And Peeps Wildly. Is He Going To Be Okay? Also I Still Have 6 Other Eggs In The Incubator. How Long Do I Keep Those In There? Is There A Chance They Will Still Hatch? It Has Been 2 Days Since The First Came Out On The 25th Day

    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  2. jc12551

    jc12551 Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    S.W. TN
    Your poult may have a tendon problem. Pics will help. Turkey eggs take 28 days to hatch normally.

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