What is wrong with this turkey poult?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by farmerlor, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I couldn't help it. I had to go get Jefferson a buddy. I got another Bourbon turkey poult (still on sale at Big R in Elizabeth for 4.99) and named her Rosie (4 Roses Bourbon) and she seems healthy and vigorous. BUT this crazy baby thinks she's half turtle and she'll go to sleep, roll over on her back with her legs sticking up so she looks dead and then she can't get back up. I go in there five times a day and have to roll her over and then she's just fine, she goes over and eats, drinks, poops, chases Jefferson around......Is there some kind of turtle disease I don't know about? Is she a Turkle?
  2. Plain_View_Farm

    Plain_View_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2008
    Central Virginia
    ROFL... A Turkle.... That's a good name for it.
    We've had them do the same thing. Then when they do get upright look around like... "I meant to do that" and go about there business...

    Silly turkeys...
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    my purebred babies do that... especially the bourbons
  4. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    That's hilarious! Are they just top heavy or something?

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