Turkey pecking at food but not eating.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SS Funny Farm, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. SS Funny Farm

    SS Funny Farm New Egg

    Sep 19, 2016
    We've been looking for threads like what we're experiencing but haven't had any luck so I'll start a new one.

    We have a full grown Turkey named Belle that is doing something very strange. She's pecking at food but never actually picking up and eating anything. This has been going on now for about 4 or 5 days and she's not ate anything on her own that I've seen since then. We've been making poultry smoothies and hand feeding her (with a turkey baster, ironic right) the last few days so she gets something but it doesn't seem to be getting better. We know she's wanting to eat because she always runs over when we put food out and she'll peck at it like she's eating but she never gets close to the food. She's also not been drinking and it's been hot so I've put her in a kiddie pool and she'll drink then.

    Anyway that's what is going on, any ideas?


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