In the Brooder
- Oct 27, 2012
I bought 2 baby turkeys in April 2012, and last week right after I fed them, not 5mins later one just up and died. A week later the second one is acting strange, not gobbling, just standing in one spot with his snood held short. He keeps blinking his eys, laying around. I think this one is dying too. I feed them chicken grain, and cracked corn. They have free run of the yard, but there isn't a place where they can get into anything bad for them. One turkey, the one that is still living, has always had very swollen feet. HUGE! No sores, just big. The one that died last week weighed 39.8lbs. dressed out and with no wing tips. This turkey is even bigger. My husband thinks he had a stroke and his heart is giving out. Do turkeys get bad hearts for being so big?