Single Turkey Poult Question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Rose66, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Rose66

    Rose66 Songster

    Jan 26, 2011
    I have six turkey eggs in my incubator due to hatch this week on the 21st. I candled them earlier this month and 5 of the 6 were developing and moving. The 6th was not fertile. I candled them last night and only two of them were moving. The other three were just black blobs. I like to prepare for the worst so my question is if only one of the eggs hatches, I would like to get a few more poults from somewhere to keep it company. What is the oldest age poult I could put in with a few days old poult?

    I have seen local ads for guinea keets for sale. Could I put some guinea keets in with the poult for company or should I only put other poults?

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012

  2. Bugaboo Farm

    Bugaboo Farm Hatching

    Sep 8, 2012
    I'm also hoping to hear replies to this question as we have a two week old single poult that I'm feeling very, very sorry for.
  3. WVstruttin

    WVstruttin Songster

    Feb 9, 2012
    Yes you could put the keets in with the poult. It is really a good idea to put keets or chicks in with poults because they teach the poults to find food and water faster.

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