Ugh...I'm so dissapointed and sad. New babies arrived in bad shape.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Fluffy Hens, May 31, 2019.

  1. Fluffy Hens

    Fluffy Hens In the Brooder

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    Luckily the feed store carries Poulin 28% turkey and gamebird starter. I hope it's good. I used another brand in the past but that feed store closed down.
     
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  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Songster

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    Very sad and unfortunate. Take photos so you can prove to them the losses. It may not have been that they got cold. If they were in a truck sitting somewhere, the interiors can now get brutally hot sitting in the sun even if it is cool outside.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    I always give my new arrivals sugar water to help bring them out of their low blood sugar stupor. 1 teaspoon to a quart will help revive those who are slow and weak from lack of blood sugar.
     
  4. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    Sorry about your losses, I have heard turkey poults are very fragile in comparison to chickens for whatever reason. :(
     
  5. Fluffy Hens

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    I am at TSC they are out of nutri drench they have something called save a chick. Should I try it?
     
  6. Fluffy Hens

    Fluffy Hens In the Brooder

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    I did do this. I so far have lost one. The rest look better but not out of the woods yet I'm sure.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Are you showing them how to eat? Most won't eat unless you tap your finger at the food. I generally keep at it for a few days until I see they are eating and drinking. Poults hatch and they need to be taught, as opposed to other poultry that has the instinct to find food.
     
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  8. Fluffy Hens

    Fluffy Hens In the Brooder

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    Yes, they are going for the food. And I have marbles and shiny aluminum pieces in the water and food.
     
  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    It's better than nothing but the nutri drench has amino acids that those packets do not.
     
  10. Anime2lover

    Anime2lover Songster

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    Good luck with your turkeys.
     
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