I had a turkey drowning on yesterday. I had let my 12 baby turkeys out to roam around with their mothers like I do daily. They are about 6 weeks old and have feathered out beautiful. The mothers are so aggressive; I am not worried about my chickens or ducks attacking the babies. The mothers will fight my roosters if they get within 3 feet of the babies. Well on yesterday the baby turkeys were out all day. I went out about 6pm to make sure that they had gone back into their roosting area like they normally do. Well as I am opened the gate and walked into the chicken yard, I noticed 2 of the baby turkeys had fallen into the deep waterer. One was trying to get out of the waterer and the other baby was lifelessly floating at the top. I immediately pulled both of them out and placed the one that was trying to get out into its stall. The other baby was limp with no life. I immediately began by turning it on its stomach and started pumping its chest and stomach with my thumb. Its still small at 6 weeks and I didnt want to apply too much pressure. I pumped its chest and stomach over and over and over. I did this for what seemed to be about 30 minutes but Im sure it was only 5 minutes. Well, water and feed started coming out its mouth. This was a good sign so, I continued. After about 5 minutes I ran inside and put both of them under the heat lamp. The other turkey was in shock. It was shaking badly. The baby whose stomach I was pumping was still unconscious. I laid it down on a towel under the heat lamp but it didnt move. I picked it up and started rubbing its back and stomach and chest and talking to it. I kept telling it to breath and that he would be ok. I was talking to it the entire time. A little more water was still coming out as I pumped its chest and stomach with my thumb. At this time, I thought that I needed this baby to breath, so my CPR skills kicked in. I sat on the bathroom toilet, and began Infant CPR. I opened up its mouth, covered its mouth with my hand (modified to make sure that air went into its lungs) and blew very lightly into its mouth as I gave chest compressions with 1 finger. I did this for about 2 minutes. I placed it back under the heat lamp and I saw a little movement and say it breathing again. I was so relived. I sat with it a while to make sure that the heat lamp temperature was just right and prayed. I ran back outside to count all of the turkeys to make sure no other turkeys were missing and had drowned in another area of the yard. Luckily, everyone was accounted for. I locked all of the animals in and ran back inside. I check on my baby and it was breathing very faintly. I decided to let it rest and wait to see what would happen. I took a shower and paced around the house for about 30 minutes. I decided to go back into bedroom to check on it. The other turkey was doing better. Its feathers were drying and it was standing. I looked at my other baby and lo and behold IT WAS STANDING!!! I exhaled and thanked God for answering my prayers. I could not believe that she was alive and standing. Although she was still a little wobbly as she stood, she was alive. She was trembling as she stood under the heat lamp for warmth. I was so happy. All I could do was pick her up and kiss her. I watched both of them for a few minutes and then I let them warm up more. After another hour, they seemed to be warm. They were just standing up and I could tell that both of them were exhausted. I think the light from the read heat lamp was keeping them up. So, I removed them from the heat lamp and moved them into the bathroom and turned off the light, so that they could get some sleep. I checked on them 30 minutes after that and they were sound asleep. I looked in on them this morning as soon as I got up and both of them are doing wonderful. They were walking running and making the noise that baby turkeys make. I am so grateful that my babies lived through this ordeal. As I think about it, I think I know how this accident happened. One of the mama turkeys had a special place that she would roost. It was on a landing board in the open shed were the nesting boxes are. I think the mother decided to go back to her old roosting area to roost and 2 of the babies followed her. I think they tried to fly up on the roosting board and missed it and fell in the waterer (a 55 gallon drum cut down the middle and used to hold water for the sheep) and wasnt able to get out. So, now I have to turkey proof the barnyard and keep a closer eye on them until they are big enough to where I dont have to worry about them. I know that a person who doesnt have animals would probably ridicule me for doing CPR on a baby turkey and working on it to get the water out of its body but I love my animals and I would do anything and everything that I could to help them. After all, I take full responsibility for them almost drowning.