Put him on a diet?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by RogerTheChicken, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 4 year old bb bronze turkey named Gilbert who loves food and is sweet as can be. I bought him in October and he was extremely overweight, probably for thanksgiving, he has lost a little weight, lately he has been slowing down a bit, do I need to stop feeding him, I love him to death and it would break my heart if he had a heart attack :hit what do I do? He weighed 52 lbs when we got him now he weighs 43lbs. [​IMG]
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  2. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. HOLWACHAGOT

    HOLWACHAGOT Out Of The Brooder

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    52 pounds?!!! Lucky to have made it past Thanksgiving!
    He's handsome.
    Holwachagot
     
  4. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, he is a big Boy, and he is pretty old foR his breed
     
  5. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are genetically large. Cutting his feed entirely will stress his body. Instead of grains, offer him greens and veggies. He may not take to a diet of grass all at once, but our birds prefer grass to grain once they get out on it for a couple of days.
     
  6. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, will lettuce work
     
  7. VikkiP

    VikkiP Out Of The Brooder

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    Lettuce has almost no nutritional value.

    Grass, sprouted wheat, squash and pumpkins, alfalfa hay...
     
  8. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  9. Lynda J

    Lynda J Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to see more "experienced" replies to this "diet" plan.... I believe I have a BBB hen, and would love to know a healthy, but nutritional plan.... my turkey is out all day on 2 acres and has plenty of grass and bugs to eat... is that enough? I am currently feeding her mixed flock crumbles, and she gets an apple every morning.... can, or should I stop the crumbles?
     
  10. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gilbert is not doing so well, he isn't eating much, he doesn't want to walk around, he has a green slimy poop, he still is very talkative and cocky, I don't want to loose him. Any replies will be helpful :hit
     

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