sick turkeys, could it be too cold and wet?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by spish, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

    Apr 7, 2010
    im having major problems in my field with flooding, its been a major mud pit for three weeks now. we've got the water away but its left behind mud mud and more mud.

    this week all 5 turkeys have been sluggish and standing around hunched up. 2 were so bad i brought them inside where they perked right up in 12 the other 3 are looking so terrible but i have no room inside for them. their poops look fine (so not cocci) they are eating a little (not much) just standing around eyes closed feathers hunched.

    im not sure how to deal with them? they are 7 months old so a bit too big to bring them all inside, but i have moved them out of the field onto my terras (pplenty of shelter and its not muddy)

    any idea what i can give them to perk them up??
  2. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2009
    Western PA
    make sure their water isnt freezing, maybe is theres a shelter windproof it, or put them in a garage or something? Maybe you could rotate the turkeys into your house?
  3. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    tioga tx
    would be a good idea to give them electrolytes and vitamins in their water and have extra feed available. Do they have perches to get off the ground? I give mine extra coastal hay to bed in when it gets real cold they seem to like it.
  4. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    Switch out the improved for the puny. Hopeful that move to terrace (out of mud) will do the trick. You might consider dumping enough sand over terrace to make clean up less of a chore (if that is an issue).
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  5. linda_zeagler31002

    linda_zeagler31002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2010
    Adrian, Georgia
    Go a head my friend get you a pack of insulin needles and bottle of Tylan, and treat them for it gets out of control, we wet and muddy and raining and mine started, the first time the vet told me treat your animals just like children or grown ups, URI, Upper Respritory Infection.

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