Poult with eyes shut

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by denasfarm, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. denasfarm

    denasfarm Songster

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    This has been my first year hatching my own Bourbon Red Turkey Poults. About 15 so far spread out over the last few months.
    Most are a little slow so I keep them indoors with us and with a chick to help them eat and drink, however they generally do well by two weeks old and I move them to the garage.
    This one hatched Monday and walks around with its eyes closed. Its eating and drinking but unless you make it look at you its eyes are shut.
    Is there some sort of disease or problem I should be treating? Its not oozing or stuck, just closed.
    Ideas? Should I post a pic?
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Songster

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    A picture is worth nine-hundred and seventy three words...or something like that.

    Always distressing to hear about turkeys in trouble [​IMG]

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