Poult/chick question.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dustysangel, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. dustysangel

    dustysangel Out Of The Brooder

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    Will chicks show/ teach turkey poults to eat/drink? May be getting my hands on a dozen turkey eggs. Any help in this would be great! Ang
     
  2. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've hatched turkeys before. I kept them for a couple of weeks and then gave them to my friend who I hatched them for. They did great! Now, keep in mind that my friend has raised hundreds of turkeys and as soon as she got them, put them on water with antibiotics. She says that turkeys are so susceptible to EVERYTHING, that it is the best way that she can raise turkeys. IDK... That's just her experience.

    Do you think the turkey babies would be too big to keep with the chick babies? I guess it would depend on the breed and age of the chicks, maybe?

    As far as learning to eat and drink, I imagine that dipping their beaks in the water and showing them where the feed is will be enough.
     
  3. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will chicks show/ teach turkey poults to eat/drink?

    Yes they will. The chicks catch on a lot faster then the poults will. The chicks will remind the poults where the feed and water is and after a few days they should be good on their own.

    Do you think the turkey babies would be too big to keep with the chick babies?

    Oh no. I have poults in with my broilers and the broilers are growing faster then they are . I also have some in with Golden Cuckoo chicks and they do just fine.​
     
  4. dustysangel

    dustysangel Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much. I have a hen acting broody maybe. If she is she may be raising some turkeys:). Worth a shot anyway!!
     

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