Turkey Poult Sick?

PiedPiperDucklings

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Jun 3, 2021
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I have a 3 week old (I think?) turkey poult and I'm concerned! They keep their neck tucked in, and the few times they've stretched it they start doing this gagging/swallowing movement? I tried giving them water, but that didn't help. Their crop is full, and they're sleeping standing up. I just lost one poult so I'm a bit anxious about this one! (Sorry for the dirty hands, I was gardening)
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oldhenlikesdogs

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They will raise their heads up, open their mouth and swallow to adjust the crop content. It's normal.

Are you providing extra heat? They may want a small roost to rest on.
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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When I was brooding my first batch of poults I got a bit worried when two of them started to sneeze constantly. Turned out they were little toms making the display noise that can sound like a sneeze. They started displaying at 8 weeks. Turkeys sure are a different type of bird. :)
 

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