Turkey Advice

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chickenlover720, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Chickenlover720

    Chickenlover720 Songster

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    :( Very sad news. :(
    It has been raining nonstop in my area and it appears that water got in my coop and onto the light causing the bulb burst. I think this most likely happened sometime during the night because this morning two of the four turkeys were dead. The other two are okay and I have water-proofed the coop now so hopefully this will not happen again. I just hope that this doesnt affect the other two.
    Goodbye Jenni-O and Ham--you wil be missed.
     
  2. blackandtan

    blackandtan Songster

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    Aww that’s so sad!
    I keep all my chicks on black or dark brown towels for the first week or so (easy to clean and I’ve acquired a big stack), and sprinkle a handful of feed on it for the first couple days. Since it’s super easy to see they naturally want to pick at it and learn very quickly what food is.
     
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    Chickenlover720 Songster

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    That is a very good idea. I may place a dark colored cloth or towel around the feeder with some food on the cloth. I am getting two new poults to replace the two I lost. Thank you for the suggestion.
     
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    blackandtan Songster

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    Good luck! Just try to use better quality towels, if they’re cheap the birds toenails can get tangled in them. I love thrift stores for repurposed chicken stuff!
     
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    I think that I have some scraps of fabric that are dark colored so I may use those instead so that doesn't happen.
     
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