Sick pullet

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by 3b's microfarm, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. 3b's microfarm

    3b's microfarm Hatching

    Feb 2, 2011
    We started with 4 Bronze Turkey Pullets, we're now down to 1. The first died, we figured it was some kind of sickness, no prob. The 2nd died and I called the feed store where we bought them, they said no problems have been reported, the 3rd died and now im just waiting on Gertrude (my wife named the last surviving one) to pass. She will eat and drink, but wont stand on her own, she was the biggest and grew faster than the other 3. We took her out to the garden yesterday to see what she would do. Just sat there. She'll change places in her cage but wont move toward food. If I put her in front of food, she'll eat, and drink while sitting. We've tried to support her, but wont or cant stand on her own. She's about 1 month old, bought live. We've raised chickens before with no problem, this may be the last turkey we do. Any advice would be great. Thanks Walt.
  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    How old are your poults?
  3. Jmiller429

    Jmiller429 Songster

    Jun 24, 2010
    Bedford co. PA
    pump her full of electrolytes.

    if that doesnt work, make her drink some tetracycline antibiotic solution
  4. 3b's microfarm

    3b's microfarm Hatching

    Feb 2, 2011
    She's about 1 month old now. Still alive this am, just back in from making the rounds. Will try the electrolites next thanks
  5. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    give her one cc of tylan 50 by mouth for any infections she might have, and what was said before, could even be coccidiosis. tylan works wonders.
  6. Thomasturkey

    Thomasturkey Chirping

    Jan 14, 2011
    What temperature are you keeping the turkey at? Is she out of drafts? Could her legs be breaking down from fast growth, rather than a illness? What are you feeding her? Turkeys at 1 month old do not have any immune system. They should not go outside at 1 month old.

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