Turkey Update!

They are growing!  In some ways, there isn’t much more that can be said.  Except for some of the details…  We had ordered 15, and 15 showed up.  However, one of them had splayed leg, and that’s something that you can’t really do much about.  We had to put him down (that’s why we always order extras).  Then about 24 hours later, another was simply dead.  We have had them manage to drown themselves in their water in the first day or two in the past, but we switched to a quail chick watering base, problem solved.

We expect to loose a chick or two in a large batch in the first 24-36 hours.  That seems to be the time frame for them to die from any congenital issues, and that’s what probably happened to the second little fella.  So we are down to 13.  Maybe not a lucky number, but they are doing well.  In another week or so they will go out in one of the pasture pens, as they are already able to fly out of the brooder.  They are funny little guys….


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