poults swallowing normally?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by farmgirl77, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. farmgirl77

    farmgirl77 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2009
    I'm new to turkeys and I have four BR 2.5 week poults on gamebird starter crumbles. When they eat they take a few bites and then stretch their necks up and swallow a lot and open and close their mouths. It's kind of dramatic and I keep thinking they are choking. Is this just how they eat?
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    How big are the crumbles? The feed we get is often ground different sizes from bag to bag. If they have something caught in their throats they usually shake their head from side to side. It sounds like it's just the way they are eating


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