New to turkeys and getting a chick this week.

ConchRepublic

Looking For My Marbles
10 Years
Jan 22, 2010
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Getting a little turkey soon, it's the same age as the chicks I have in the brooder (about 2 days). Any tips on keeping it healthy? This is the first turkey I'll have. I believe it's a royal palm. I'm planning on taking care of it like my wife wants to do with a duckling she plans on geting, having it with me as much as possible throughout the day. Hoping to make it extremely friendly.
 

ConchRepublic

Looking For My Marbles
10 Years
Jan 22, 2010
616
5
129
Dunnellon, Fl
We have a gamebird/showbird conditioner and chick starter. But I'll try to get some higher protein feed too. Either as meat-bird conditioner or actual turkey grower.
 

chickenannie

Songster
12 Years
Nov 19, 2007
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Buy turkey starter or gamebird starter which is 26 or 28% protein. That is what they need.
I found chicks to be more pushy than poults (they are more *thoughtful?* and slightly different in behavior, so just make sure the chicks don't push the turkeys around when little).
Enjoy!
 

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