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#80651 - 04/04/07 11:59 AM Turkeys did not grow

We have a few 4 week old turkeys. Most are doing very well. We had 2 that just did not grow much. They were about 2/3 to half the size of all of the others. One died on Sunday the other died Wednesday. No other reasons but being small as we can see it. My dh thinks they forgot to eat. Does anyone have experience with this?


#80652 - 04/06/07 09:24 PM Re: Turkeys did not grow
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I just got my first young turkeys today. My prior experience was with an older "rescue". However, I have read and been told that they aren't terribly bright and will "forget" to eat and drink. However, the suggested way to combat this is to raise them with some chickens as they will follow them to the food. So, if the others are eating and drinking that doesn't make sense.


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