turkey poults help

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by wynedot55, May 5, 2008.

  1. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    ok i need help lolol.my lone turkey hen hatched out 11 poults today.an i need some help.we caught the poults all 11 of them an pput them in the henhouse with momma.now how am i going to put water in for momma.that the babies cant get into drown.an what do i feed them.i got 8 blue 1s an 3 black poults.any ideas would be appreated.
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Feed them gamebird starter, or a very high protien content poultry feed in crumble form.
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    thanks ill have to get some.ive got a pelleted feed to feed them now.but im afraid they will drown when i put water in with them.how long should i leave them penned up before letting them in the yard.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Put some clean pebbles or aquarium rocks in the bottom of the waterer if you think they may drown. Marbles work too. That will make it shallow so they won't drown.

    Do you have them in a fenced area away from other birds or are you going to let them out to range with the rest of the flock?
     
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    right now they are in the henhouse penned up with their momma.thanks for the help.
     

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