So about this year's birthday rescue....... Yep, this probably wasn't the brightest of my ideas.
She’s gonna need a vest so she don’t brake it open , we have to put them on parrots who self harm 🙁
Ask the vets
Could have Cornjulio step on them when chasing the mama, and the mama too trying to get away from him , hope the rest stay okay
HeiferUSA has a video about raising turkeys. I learned alot from it.
Stress or what I just read about "Mold" If your bedding is wet or moisture gets into your feed, it can kill your . A lot of people taken aback when they hear that wet feed can mold quickly and can be lethal to birds.
There’s a AMfilmr who is awesome with all birds,he has a channel called “a chick called Albert” and he knows everything about every species of bird,he rescues many animals and I’m sure he would be able to advise you and jami. There’s also lots of great comments here from people who have successfully raised them and have given lots of great info,I really hope and pray that you don’t lose any more. RIP babies 🥺🙏
I'll be praying for the rest of the babies will be alright God bless you girl God bless your family and everybody there
Maybe, they need a light for heat at night or something for mom to make a nest like straw, twigs, etc,etc...
I hope this helps love your videos ￼Baby Turkeys (turkey poults) are fairly easy to raise, if you follow a few simple steps. Turkey poults love heat. They will be happiest if you keep their brooder temperature at 95-100 degrees for the first week, then lower the temperature by about 5 degrees per week until they are fully feathered, approximately 6-8 weeks old. They will still appreciate a heat lamp at night for a few weeks after this period if the nights are cool. You can tell if they are comfortable by the way they arrange themselves in the brooder: all clumped under the heat source, they are too cold; all far away from the heat source, they are too hot; spread all over the brooder, they are comfortable. They will also cheep if they are cold or ill, and will be fairly quiet if they are happy. Always make sure they have room to get away from the heat. Keep them clean and dry. Pine shavings or rice hulls make good bedding. Never brood them on slick surfaces like newspaper. Never give a turkey poult cold water - cold water can be deadly to turkey poults. The water should always be lukewarm, and it is a good idea to add a vitamin and electrolyte supplement to their water. You can also get them eating and drinking well by placing shiny colored marbles in the feed and water to get their attention. Change waterers daily or when they get dirty. Turkeys need higher protein than Chickens. The poults will need a 28% protein starter for the first 6-8 weeks. We recommend looking for specialized turkey or wild game bird feed. After that, you can change them over to a feed with an 18% protein. Grange Co-op offers Rogue All-In-One (25AIO-50AIO). Never feed them layer pellets, as the calcium level is too high for growing birds. When they are about 3 weeks old, you can start sprinkling a little chick grit on their feed. Do not give them scratch until they are at least 8 weeks old, then you can give them a little as a treat. Grange Co-op offers Rogue Hen Scratch (50HS). When the hens begin to lay they should have free choice access to grit and oyster shell. They will appreciate greens, bread, garden trimmings and other treats as well. Turkeys are very personable birds and you can easily teach them to eat out of your hand, come to your call, and they will often follow you around, begging for treats and attention. The more you handle them, the tamer they will become. Contrary to popular belief, turkeys do not drown in the rain, although young birds have been known to become ill and die if they become wet and chilled. They can be a very enjoyable bird to have around. Heritage turkeys, the old-style varieties that are still naturally mating, are long-lived and hardy. Broad-breasted varieties are typically used only for meat, so they are not meant to be raised beyond 16 to 20 weeks. If you wish to use heritage turkeys for meat birds, it will take 6-8 months to grow them to eating size. They also make good breeding or show stock and pets. They are much more disease-resistant than broad-breasted varieties, and will do well on free-range or in pens.
I think turkeys are a very high-maintenance bird.
Ask Kevin from Hidden Heights Farm
Jami, I found this maybe it will help I’m sure you already this. farmhouseguide.com/reasons-your-baby-turkeys-are-dying/
And I took her about the chick feed you have to have the right chick feed for them
I raised baby turkeys two of them and they survived and grew up to adults what I did is kept him in the Bruder until they got big enough not too big but like big enough to where I can put them in a dog run or a chicken coop outside not as babies because turkey little baby turkeys outside as babies don’t last very long they’ll die so they have to be in and closed ventilated area until they get big enough to survive outside so they get immune system strong enough
I lost 2 of my turkey chicks . I found out what I did was gave them the wrong food . The pellets were too large even though they for first chicks . But I needed to give them 28% medicated turkey starter . I was starving them . The 3 that I have left are huge at almost 4 weeks . After I gave the 3 left the new food they ate like crazy .
Same neighborhood huh? Was it the same dog too? 😂
Talk to Adler Farms they do turkeys guys
God bless the little babies
I’m sure you’ve read up on why baby turkeys die but I just want to suggest.. maybe the Med you are spraying is effecting the babes? And I read that they can’t have moist in their beds. I’ve never raised them so just passing on what I’ve read. Good luck Dr Jami!
Poor turkey, glad she is in good and safe hands now.
I watch Appalachian homestead with Patera and she has baby turkeys reach out to her She has a homestead in Tenn
Give them termite.
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When my son worked on a farm here in Florida and he saw wild turkeys in the field and sat and watched them with their mom, out of no where's the other female's that didn't have chick's started to attack and kill the chick's. My son was so shocked he ran out in the field to chase them off and found a half dozen babies dead. The farm owner said that's what they do.
Well your heart was in the right place Lester, oh my that is really quite a wound that’s going to take time to heal. That’s so sad about the babies I don’t know much about chickens or turkeys I do know that when my Grandma had a turkey that had babies they were separated from the rest and the Moms too I think, I don’t know why but I think the others would kill them, but don’t take that as gospel it was a long time ago. I’m sorry Jami I wish I could help.
I'm so sorry you guys are having trouble with the babies! I noticed that when you guys put Cornholio in the pen the first day, while he was so focused on pecking the one female, he also stepped on at least 2 of the babies, who were running chaotically around under their feet. Maybe those babies were hurt during that interaction (since they appeared to be flailing) and just couldn't survive.... Bless you guys for taking these animals on.... I absolutely love your farm ... and you....
Turkey POULTS (Baby turkeys) NEED Game Feed. NOT CHICKEN STARTER. It’s 30% “Game feed” it’s Turkey specific. Also- Add Nutridrench To their water dishes. They need diff nutrients then chickens! I’m raising them with success!
Jamie go to the page "white house on the hill" they will help u
I know that this is a long shot - but my suggestion would be that if you lose another one, ( and I hope you don't) take that deceased one to the vet & have the vet check for coccidia! I learned about coccidia from Dr.Pol on his show " The Incredible Dr.Pol ". The little ones can get it really easily while they are pecking on the ground, especially if there is any infected stool on the ground. I hope that I'm wrong, but, hey, you never know! Good luck with those cuties!
Did you think of separating them from the mother might be pecking them ,I would try that .
Watch cog hill videos they raise similar animals.
That was awesome Jamie if anyone can save her it's you 😉I just love you guys and your videos I'm cooped up all day everyday my life use to be the one that took it the wounded wing so to speak and so I enjoy so much watching you guys I don't get enough videos
Maybe you need to get a cone for the turkey so she doesn't peck herself?
🍀Boy, your network has a lot to say today. Hope the babies will be okay.
I'm so dang sorry for the loss of your babies 😢.
Are those naragansetts? I love naragansetts. I have currently four of them; Tucker, Ranger, Lira and Penny Lane.
Well that was really interesting Lustre and James and I was looking for that thing where she gets her clothes so you can let me know where you get your clothes Jamie's Jamie I wrote it down but I don't remember where I put it so you can let me know when you get your clothes thank you I'm just trying to remember the names thanks for the video happy birthday
Is the other female killing them?
It’s too cold at night. Temperature shock.
I know you guys said y'all get everything from tractor supply, for our new chicks we always get a water additive made by manna pro called hydro hen (for all species and ages of poultry) it has probiotics, electrolytes and acidifiers. We've found if we don't use it there is some loss but with it we've never lost one. In our tractor supply its in the chicken food section. We put a waterer out with it for our grown birds on very hot days think of it as a gatorade for them..
Lester & Jami… Did you see that hurt turkey peck the Momma turkey….I hate to say it but that might be the cause of what is happening to the babies. Try separating the hurt one from the Momma & babies. 🤷🏻♀️ OR JUST PUT THE BABIES COMPLETELY BY THEMSELVES.
Maybe put a one of Gloria's saddle on her to help protect it.
Poor babies. I hope you don't lose any more
I don't think you are doing anything wrong with the baby turkeys. They are notoriously difficult to raise, from first hand experience. Don't beat yourselves up, but for some reason they die very easily no matter what you do.
Maybe you should talk to a turkey farmer
There is a channel keeping it Dutch and he raises turkeys mabey he can help. I love you guys and watch all of your channels!!!
Have you thought to contact Mary Carl on the Cog Hill Farm? MC is about 11 but she is a real bird guru whisperer. They are in Oklahoma... I think..
If your coming out at night and you find 1 dead have you thought about putting a heat lamp in so they don’t die from the cold?
Poor baby hopefully she heals well. Hope you don’t lose anymore of the babies.
I remember Dr poll telling his son when he got some turkey babies he had to keep a chick with the baby turkeys because they aren't very smart or similar to the likes and chicks seem to knw and lead the way. Perhaps ring or email Dr poll and ask?
Thank you for sharing hope the babies are ok
Happy Birthday Jami❣🎉🎂
You might want to reach out to Cog Hill Farm. Jason and Brooke have a daughter MaryCarl who is called the Chicken Master!! She is very knowledgeable about chickens, turkeys, ducks and Emu’s. They have there own hatchery. They have a AMfilm channel also. I’m sure MaryCarl will be able to help you figure out what the problem is. Be Safe and God Bless! 💜🖤💚
poor baby sorry for the loss of some of your she get better love watching your videos
Are you feeding them turkey starter feed? They can't eat what the big guys eat for quite awhile. Also make sure they can reach the water okay because they are tiny and they have to be shown. They are in there where you use fly spray and chemicals so that is definitely not good for them to be pecking around at. I'd take them out of there.
Baby turkeys are very hard to raise hopeful the others live
Try raising them like your baby chicks maybe the mom is killing or the other female.
Mat payne from the youtube channel The Payne Family raises turkeys. Maybe you can reach out to him for help.
Nothing against turkeys they are not very smart. Went to do chores and check on new baby chick's and turkeys and the turkeys had piled on top of each other behind the waterer and smothered to death. Mom will kill them if she thinks she has to many to keep safe you might want to move mon out .she on.y hears the noise she can't see out to know if there danger she might be killing them when she s upset.
Do the babies really know how to drink the water? Do you actually see them drinking? Maybe you have to put a large bandaid on the hurt turkey. Oh I feel for you and Jami.
One important thing is feed. They need Game Bird Starter not chick feed
Jami if you dont mind i would like to offer a suggestion you know the battery opperated video camera well put one up to capture what happens with the baby turkeys during the night then you can watch on video what happend to the babys that are dieing
Try putting some bluekote on it cause those reddened areas attract her attention to. The blue covers that. Good to use for any of your feathered babies because of this. I had a chicken eating herself. I will say about the dying poults that you should make sure to have save a chick in the waterer. It would be good for that injured adult too. My first thought is you need corid in the water. They probably have coccidiosis. It will kill every single one. Hopefully you got it figured out cause I know you don't post these until a while after.you make them. Good luck. I love turkey's. If you wanted a bird that was like a dog but had no manners or listening skills then this is it.
Oh, I am so sorry, if you read these comments, there are a couple ladies that have raised turkeys before....maybe their comments can help and maybe you missed them.
I thought Lola was the birthday gift. Next time get jewelry
Raising Turkey's isn't that difficult. My cousin has been doing it for over 40 years. Get a hold of Hidden Heights Farm, Adler Farms and Coghill Farms on AMfilm. They all raise Turkey's VERY successfully. Coghill Farm are bird specialists
Apparently, I heard baby turkeys need high protein food and their bedding should always be dry. Hope that helps.
There is a little girl named Mary Carl, over on the Cog Hill Farm channel who raises feathered babies. You might try getting in touch with her. She has hatched and raised all sorts of them, so she may be able to help. By the way Jami, you are doing an amazing job doctoring Jan, she looks so much better already.
ATTENTION!! ATTENTION !!!! Protien they need a lot being domestic different than being wild I always get soymeal it's about 42% turkeys and guinea hens are real closeto when raising when I started using soy real my mortality rait dropped instantly you can get it at almost any grocery store Just A note as they are born inthe the wild they learn rightnow away from mom to find insects as that is big source of protein for them
Great video, Jami and Lester, please may I say farm life is very hard work. With that come many happy memories, then all so come losts of babies gone acrossed over. Thank you all
Maybe more shade as they are panting and some hay for bedding down for a better nest for mom and babies. Pick some fresh grasses all sorts for them to eat.
Sometimes turkeys are not the best moms. They can be quiet aloof. Sometimes they step on their babies on the nest and they have no clue a baby is under their leg as they sit there. I bet she is one of the not so good moms when it comes to taking good care of the babies. Honestly most of my ladies over the years have been not so good at raising babies so I usually do it. Maybe at night she isnt letting them under her? Turkey chicks need to be warm. My suggestion is to separate the babies. Give them a heat lamp food and water. When they are brand new I use food coloring to spray their food green because they love green and it encourages them to eat. But it looks like yours are eating well. Get vitamins for the water at tractor supply. Mom will be ok after a few days. Heck with as much stress as they have been through she might not even care. Also jan's wound looks good! Ive seen some bad.damage from the boys on girls sides and ive always been amazed at how quickly it heals. I slather it with Neosporin after a good rinse with a wound wash. If ive ever had to treat a chicken or turkey for wounds and that bird was particularly hard to handle I would do it at night when they are perched and it's dark. So much easier. If she is picking her wound too much maybe get a saddle on her like gloria wore. I hope your remaining babies make it. Baby turkeys are so much fun and are just about as annoying as goats are when you try to get work done. I have 19 babies right now and it's a little crazy at times but boy do I love them!
Heat lamp in the corner so they can step under or step away.
Its change of environment. Maybe mama Turkey is stressed out.
So sad, but possibly what you are feeding them? Were any of the babies injured when Cornhollio was brought into the pen? He was being very aggressive that day & possibly steped on a few of the babies? I know you guys are doing your best and the female turkeys and their babies will have an amazing life at your sanctuary. 💗🦃🤞💗
The babies need to be in a brooder. You have to dip their beak into the water tray and then put them in the brooder. They shouldn't be with the adults.
Fingers crossed for those turkeys! 💚💚
I had a female baby turkey and she was raised with my baby chickens just the same way and she is great. I hope you figure it out.
Might the mother or other female kill them? I think I have seen someone else raise them separately.
Might they have a disease ?
Wow! That wound is awful!
Praying for your turkey's 🦃💗🙏!
Oh poor babies. I hope you can find an answer soon that will keep the remaining alive and possibly have more around the farm.
No hey for them to nest in? you gave your chicks and ducklings piles of hey and a nesting place for the babies. these po boys sleep on the floor
You guys are so loving 💗! I hope & pray you can get a resolution to helping raise your baby turkeys! 🙏💗🦃
With the hen with the wound, can you use one of those covers you used on Gloria so she doesn't peck it open?
You do heat lamps for the chics
Do you need to put a heat lamp to keep them warm?
Poor Turkey bad Dog 😠. From what I hear Turkey poults drop like Flys 😞. Have a lovely Birthday Jami🎈💖 JO JO IN VT 💕😄
Oh no I hope you don't lose anymore
What day is jamies birthday? Mine is July 4th. Happy birthday 🎁. 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦
Just know that turkeys are cannibalistic. We have raised dozens and dozens of eggs/babies over the decades. We too, always lose some every time. My dad and GPA used to commercial cut an bale hay. Turkey mamas would get killed a lot. They always found the nests and rescued eggs/babies.
This? Contrary to popular belief, turkeys do not drown in the rain, although young birds have been known to become ill and die if they become wet and chilled.
Bring the turkey chicks in to the house. Raise by hand.
Jami, maybe reach out to this sanctuary and maybe they can help. opensanctuary.org/article/special-care-recommendations-for-turkey-chicks/
I buy my turkey chicks and raise them myself. I’ll let my turkey hen hatch and raise chicken eggs when she goes broody. Good luck guys
How about this info? I'm sure you have already researched all of this. "Never feed them layer pellets, as the calcium level is too high for growing birds. When they are about 3 weeks old, you can start sprinkling a little chick grit on their feed. Do not give them scratch until they are at least 8 weeks old, then you can give them a little as a treat."
I read that cold water can be deadly for baby turkeys. Is the water too cold? The article also said adding electrolytes to the water is a good thing.
awww. poor babies. I see many have commented that have experience. Hopefully some of their suggestions will help. Love the names Jan & Marsha!