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#81182 - 09/28/08 05:05 AM Turkey Poult not eating
Tess Offline
Chick

Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 10
Loc: Australia
We have 3 turkey poults who hatched on Thursday and Friday. The one which hatched on Thursday is not eating and keeps falling over and is not able to stand up, it doesnt look like Mareks, it just seems very weak. What can we give it to eat and how? Thanks for your help

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#81183 - 09/28/08 05:28 AM Re: Turkey Poult not eating
Steffano Offline
Chicken

Registered: 05/30/07
Posts: 100
Loc: Florida
Is it drinking, if not place its beak in some water and teach it how to drink from their water. That should be the first step, sounds like it could be dehydrated. Once drinking then food.

Steve

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#81184 - 09/28/08 05:39 AM Re: Turkey Poult not eating
Tess Offline
Chick

Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 10
Loc: Australia
It drinks ok and seems to be able to find the water easily, but when we leave them alone and come back later its laying down, and cant get up. We stand it up and its ok while we are with it. One of the others is eating everything we give it and we were hoping that it would show the others how to eat. What is the best food to give day old poults. We are giving them turkey starter.

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#81185 - 09/29/08 06:09 PM Re: Turkey Poult not eating
Grader Man Offline
Chicken

Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 110
Loc: North Carolina
You can also puy a little sugar in some warm water for him to drink. This will give him energy.If he isn"t drinking you may have to use a medicine dropper.About a teaspoon to a half pint of water should be enough.Also if you can get him eating you can boil an egg and crumble the yolk up for them to eat.Baby turkeys need lots of protein-the egg yolks will help all of them.Hope this helps cool

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#81186 - 09/30/08 08:55 PM Re: Turkey Poult not eating
Tess Offline
Chick

Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 10
Loc: Australia
One of the babies died yesterday morning, we couldnt get it to eat at all. The falling down one is now trying to eat, it seems to like bread and milk. I will try the egg and the sugar in the water as the strong one has grown heaps more than the falling over one. Thanks so much for your help

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