Sick baby turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bobbie-Jo, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Bobbie-Jo

    Bobbie-Jo Hatching

    Apr 11, 2017
    I was givin this turkey, they were going to kill it because the others were picking on it yesterday it was drinking sugar water but now I have to force it to drink please help me if you can

  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Crowing

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    Cook up a couple egg yolks and see if it will eat at all... It's not a good sign that the other birds were picking on it; sometimes they know something is wrong with their broodmate and will pick on them to keep them away.. Might have an illness or parasite problem :(

    Does he/she look okay? Any sores, lumps, discharge from mouth... Walking okay etc? Any noticeable symptoms other than not drinking? It could simply be missing its flock, but I would watch for a bit and make sure there aren't signs of blackhead or another pathogen.

    *oh, check the poo, it runny, funny colored, wormy etc...
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017

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