I have a small turkey chick (old enough to have flight feathers and some tail feathers, down everywhere else) that was given to me a day or so ago. Despite a lot of crying for companionship, it had been eating well until yesterday when it settled down to preen and spent the rest of the day resting. It did not cry as much so I assumed that it was settling in.
I began to notice at midday, that it was not eating well. It would wander over to its food and look at it but turn away without eating. I let it sleep with me for warmth and comfort. I changed its litter, food and water. It is not failing fast but it is not as vigorous as the first couple of days and still not eating well.
It has almost stopped defecating, which supports my concern that it is not eating enough. What can be done to get it eating again?