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Slight tremor in baby turkey poult - help!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by arr36, May 13, 2016.

  1. arr36

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    I hatched two turkeys yesterday from some eggs my mum was given to eat (!). I'm not sure what breed they are. Our incubation temps were a little low due to faulty calibration but they hatched without assistance on day 28/29. One is big and strong and charging around, beginning to eat and drink a little. The other is smaller (from a smaller egg) and seems a bit weak. He is still rolling around a bit, though can walk a little, but the two odd things I've noticed are 1) he seems to have a tremor, his head is often shaking a little and when he's asleep sometimes his foot shakes too and 2) he doesn't really cheep, he makes quite a breathy hoarse sort of sound which occasionally breaks into more of a cheep.

    There's nothing else I can really see that's wrong but wondered if these were symptoms of anything anyone has experienced before?
     
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    I should add I am a total turkey novice!
     

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