very small vigorous poult

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by syble, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of failure to thrive, but would a failure to thrive poult be just a vigorous and active as the rest even if it wasn't growing the same?
     
  2. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Bourbon Red last year that didn't grow well. It kept up for maybe two weeks, then just quit growing. It remained active for another two or three weeks, eating and drinking. Then it lost energy and faded in about two days.
     
  3. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this little guy reached about the size they get when fully feathered then quit... its into its 3rd month now lol
     
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a turkey poult who was much smaller than the rest. At two weeks old, he weighed exactly half what his hatchmates weighed. He stayed robust, however. Feathered when they did, was alert and active. He just grew at a much slower pace. He is sixteen weeks old now, and he is still about 2/3 the size of his hatchmates. But he is the friendliest of the bunch. I bet he'll always be a bit of a runt.

    Your poult will likely be the same way. Healthy, just small.
     

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