In the Brooder
- Mar 1, 2011
We have 3 white haolland turkeys (very young); 2 of them are growning just fine..... but the third one is... well... not growing. Could this be a disease?I caught him (i assume) this morning and put him in a small, well protected cage. I gave him him 20% chick feed and clean water. I put a splash of apple cider vinegar in his water to get rid of worms, if he has some.... And then he seemed lonely so I gave him a pal; I put a young chicken in with him to help him find food and give him incouragement.... Was this the right thing to do? Whenever the chicken gets close, he pecks at her..? But I think this is just because they are both in a new space and everything.... Another thing that bothers me is the fact they have not touched the chick feed, is it because they are not at ease in their enclosed area yet? The turkey (teddy) is very very skinny, our big turkeys did not let him eat I guess.... Should I put something in his food to help his stomach when he eats?? I'm really worried.... please give me any suggestions and information!!! I hope he will be OK...