Poults dying

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Crittercrzy, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Crittercrzy

    Crittercrzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    NE Tennessee
    Hubby bought 6 4 week old poults about 3 weeks ago..they all seemed to be doing great until about a few days ago..One started acting sluggish and then died..now I have another doing the same thing..he feels like skin and bones. I've been feeding them medicated starter and have dewormed once. Any suggestion or advice?
  2. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    CA High Desert
    Could they be cold? Are they inside in a brooder? Is your food 28-30% protein turkey/gamebird starter?
  3. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    At 7 weeks old do you still have them in a brooder or outside?

  4. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    McNeal, AZ
    Why would you worm that young? Not saying you shouldn't, just curious. I only worm my adult birds never chicks or poults. Seems the odds of a few poults in an uncontaminated environment getting worms would be slim to none.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2010

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