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Poults dying

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

  1. Crittercrzy

    Crittercrzy Songster

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    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

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    Could they be cold? Are they inside in a brooder? Is your food 28-30% protein turkey/gamebird starter?
     
  3. At 7 weeks old do you still have them in a brooder or outside?

    Steve
     
  4. ziggywiggy

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    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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