Turkey chicks not walking properly.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 264caney, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. 264caney

    264caney New Egg

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    They are now 4 days old and struggle to walk and then fall over on their back. Only occasionally are they able to right themselves without help. The hatcher had the hardware wire floor and the brooder has the nonslip cabinet material on the floor so they should have plenty of traction. Have I done something wrong? Is there anything I can do to help these chicks? Thanks!
     
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I gave my turkey poults vitamins right from the start. I got some turkey poults two years ago that were broad breasted and they had leg issues. Someone told me to get the vitamins and thats what I did they (6) didnt have leg issues this time.
     
  3. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    They are called "flippers". It's not really a leg issue more of a balance problem. The ones I have seen usually get over it pretty quick - within a few days

    Steve in NC
     
  4. 264caney

    264caney New Egg

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    Thank you! All is well! The chicks have figured it out and are now running and playing in the brooder like there was never a problem. Thanks again!
     

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