Sick Poult Help/Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Patchesnposies, May 9, 2008.

  1. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    Hello Folks,

    We have four little turkey poults that we got about three days ago. (2 Narragansett and 2 Black Spanish) They can't be even a week old. All were doing well, except that we noticed three kept picking on the smallest one. Today that little runty one (Narragansett) isn't acting quite right. Sitting hunched up with its eyes closed, very lethargic. The other three are doing great.

    We've put him into a "hospital" box by himself with a light and have been giving him water with an eye dropper that he readily accepts.

    What should we be feeding him and how often? This is our first sick baby chick out of 18 Buff Orps, 6 Americauna's, 2 Pekin ducks, 4 crested ducks, 2 dom. white turkey poults, 5 African geese, 2 toulouse and the other 3 poults.

    Any and all advice greatly appreciated!

  2. CindyS

    CindyS Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Geneseo, Illinois
    I get mine started eating well with crumbled hard boiled egg. Sometimes poults just dont get the hang of eating, and they will get weak and die. try sprinkling some in front of him and see if he is interested in pecking at it, once he gets the taste and starts eating well he will perk up. Otherwise he does not have much of a chance.

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