I'm getting 4 turkeys in a couple weeks. I've had chickens for 3 years. I'm new with the turkeys and was wondering if I can keep them with the chickens? I have a 4' x 8' coop with a run attached. We live in a small town and just have 3 chickens at this time. I also have 2 new chicks to add. I have a small cage built in our garage to keep them with a heat lamp until they are big enough to put them out with the others.
We have a summer place and take our chickens with us. I pack them in a rubbermade tub with holes drilled in it and wood shavings in the bottom. They free range all summer until we come home in October.
I heard that when you let them out to free range, it's a good time to let the new chickens get used to the older ones. I was planning on keeping the new baby turkeys and chicks together in the garage until we leave for the summer place in May. Then let them out together to free range when we get up there. The turkeys will be butchered before we come home. We will have to build a small shelter for them up there. All we have for the chickens is a small chicken coop from tractor supply. They just go in it at night and roam free all day.
The guy at Rural King, where we ordered them said we could feed them the organic chick starter. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated