Rio Grande questions

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by southernsibe, May 5, 2008.

  1. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three rio grande poults. One is growing much faster then the other two, and seems to have a bit of trouble maintaining balance on it's legs. The legs are very long compared to what I am used to with heritage breed poults. Any thoughts?
    Thanks
    Rachel
     
  2. kare21162

    kare21162 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Were these poults from an incubator? I know that when you incubate yourself rather than letting the hen handle it the poults can come out abnormal. I just saw a batch of Easterns that had a single poult that couldn't really walk and that was a side effect of incubating yourself. If he/she can't really walk on it's legs then it might not live very long. I hope this answers your question. [​IMG]
     

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