Turkey poult has reddish poo :(

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by GoldApps, May 25, 2016.

  1. GoldApps

    GoldApps Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2016
    I have a 2 day old Spanish turkey who is super cute (eyeliner!!!) but I saw her poo reddish (like in between red and brown) is that a normal color? She's staying with 5 2 week chicks, her sibling and 3 ducklings. They are different ages but the same size at the moment. Mixed poultry feed (has a mix of many fowl on the picture of the bag)

    She got into a meal worm snack for the older babies, would that do it?

    Is it blood, will she live?

    I can go get a new light and just put her with her brother tomorrow.
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    If you have another turkey poult keep it with that. Ducklings make a wet brooder which can be deadly to poults and chicks. The first poops are often a reddish brown, I would go by behavior unless you see actual blood. Is your feed a starter which is formulated for growing birds. I have raised poults on chick starter, but game bird starter is best for the first month.

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