turkey poults hatched by broody hens, what to do now?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by littlecreekfarm, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    I have four chicken hens that have hatched 10 turkey poults. The poults are with their "moms" but are jumping out of the nesting boxes. I am not sure what to do with them now? I have offered feed and water...should they be moved to a brooder setup or just left alone with their moms?
     
  2. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 19, 2011
    Central NC
    First of all, [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Second, if they're jumping out from under mama, then they'll have a hard time staying warm if they can't get back under mama. Maybe a separate pen with enough space for mama and her babies?
     
  3. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Thank you for the welcome and suggestion. We have moved them to a brooder set up and will see how things go! Thanks!
     

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