One dead One sick

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cluckoldhen, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. cluckoldhen

    cluckoldhen Out Of The Brooder

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    A young 3-4 month old poult died..she would sit there with her neck kinda pulled in and look lethargic..then I went out one morning and the tom was standing on top of her and she was dead...I thought he might have killed her but now he is acting lethargic as well. He doesnt seem to be eating and there is no discharge from head like a cold. He really looks perfectly fine other than hunched up and not eating.
    Anybody know what this could be and how to treat it before I loose another tom?? An eagle killed my other tom!
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    I have no idea, but here's a bump
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hunched and not eating are just signs that he is sick, are there other symptoms? How are the feces, consistency and color? What are you feeding them? Put out any information that you can think of, no matter how trivial it seems to you. Pen raised or free range?
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Check the poo and let us know it's a very good indicator of what is going with the bird. Have they gotten wet or chilled? Cocci is a very strong possibility at that age.

    Steve
     
  5. cluckoldhen

    cluckoldhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your help..I checked the feed and I had switched the bags and was feeding them a medicated chick starter..the guy at S States said it was bad for adult turkeys. One of them is pooping something that looks like melted hershey bar! But today the poops looked good. Before the young one died there was some very yellowy poop in the coop. They are in a pen on grass that is about 60 feet long and 15 feet wide. They have not gotten wet or chilled. I might try and see if I can get the tom to eat some oatmeal
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  6. cluckoldhen

    cluckoldhen Out Of The Brooder

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    He still is not eating..not oatmeal not watermelon..sunflower seeds corn..he is going to just waste away!!
     
  7. cluckoldhen

    cluckoldhen Out Of The Brooder

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    He still is not eating..not oatmeal not watermelon..sunflower seeds corn..he is going to just waste away!!
     
  8. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:try syringe feeding him...maybe vegetable baby food...
     
  9. ivan3

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    Have you observed him drinking water? You could try scrambled eggs with minced beef. If he won't touch that then you could, as suggested, use a syringe (be very careful not to choke him). If I didn't have anything else handy I'd squirt him with high protein ensure.
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Hard boil some eggs and see if he will eat the yoke, the yellow color seems to catch their eye

    Steve
     

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