turkey with wobbley legs

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Sugar Sand Farm, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    One of my 8 week old turkeys can hardly walk its legs are bowed and she walks with a wobble I started giving her poly vi sol vitamins yesterday. They are broad breasted bronze turkeys. We are feeding a feed with 16% protein as we do not want them to over eat. We want ti keep them as pets as long as we can. I have also added electolytes and vitamins to their water Does anyone know whats happening here We have three the same age and she is the only one with this problem.The other two are toms. Can anyone suggest something else to give them to add more protein to their diet. I have tried crushed egg but they wouldn't eat it. any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Micki
  2. RoyalHillsLLC

    RoyalHillsLLC Songster

    Mar 5, 2007
    NW Louisiana-Vivian
    Sounds to me like you aren't giving them enough protein to survive. They need a turkey or game bird ration, or at a minimum some chick starter. 16% is very low protein. What kind of feed is it?
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    An 8 week old turkey should be on turkey grower. Are they eating a 16% layer ration or what is it? 16% is just too low for turkeys at this early of growth, which could be causing your problems.


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