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turkeys randomley dieing

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by pedro24, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. pedro24

    pedro24 Songster

    Nov 7, 2009
    arthur, ontario
    i went out to the the barn one day and
    me and my brother found one of two turkeys
    dead so we checked it out and found nothing
    on it. the turkey never moved he just sat on
    his perch the hole time. [​IMG] when we found her
    the other turkey was sitting with it so i was
    wondering if any one had any info about this
    please help me [​IMG]


  2. pdpatch

    pdpatch Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Hastings, Nebraska
    If it was a broad breast turkey ( Great White, or BB Bronze), it could be some kind of internal organ failure which is kind of normal for them.
    Or it could be parasites or worms.

    Unless a nuroscy it preformed you may never really know.

  3. pedro24

    pedro24 Songster

    Nov 7, 2009
    arthur, ontario
    thank for the info that might comm my brother down
    and make it so he doesn't kill it until its full grown

    thanks again :cool
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2009
  4. cassie

    cassie Crowing

    Mar 19, 2009
    I keep remembering what John Steinbeck once said about turkeys. He said that they are heir to all the diseases of other fowl plus a few they have invented.
  5. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    if you tell us a bit more people can give you a better idea. Such as age,sex, breed, do they free range, showing any signs of illness prior to dying, etc. Broad breasted turkeys are not meant to live long. I don't remember the average age but search it and it will give you more info. Hopefully the other will be fine.

    [​IMG] from Kansas [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 10, 2009
  6. pedro24

    pedro24 Songster

    Nov 7, 2009
    arthur, ontario
    dear: Henry's chickens

    the turkeys were baby's new this yrs, the turkey that die's
    was a bronze turkey one was male and the other was female
    we think and that what the guys told me when we asked.[​IMG]
  7. chickenannie

    chickenannie Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    We need more info to be able to give you suggestions:

    - How many months old are the turkeys?

    - What breed are they?

    - What kind of feed do you give them?

    - What kind of pen are they in? Bedding?

    Typically young turkeys can get coccidiosis, or worms, that can kill them. If the food is not nutritious enough they can get weak and die of malnutrition.

    It doesn't sound like you have any kind of predator getting them.

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