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I'm thinking hard on trying turkeys! but i have chickens and ducks so i don't know if thats a problem.

i have golden sex link and black ostrolorps with buff orpington, with WH ducks 

if anyone can help please

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I don't have ducks. But I do have turkeys and chickens together.

I guess I've been lucky. Had no losses to blackhead. But that disease has to be in your soil. Best place to see if that is a problem in your area would be the county extension office.

Turkeys are a blast so much better than chickens.

All I can say is give them a try.
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I would plan on housing your turkeys separately from your other birds. Turkeys can sometimes be bullies to other species, especially the hens. They are definitely are fun personable birds, but in my opinion need their own space.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

I would plan on housing your turkeys separately from your other birds. Turkeys can sometimes be bullies to other species, especially the hens. They are definitely are fun personable birds, but in my opinion need their own space.


X2. They will need more space than chickens. Also I have read that they need more ventilation, I keep mine in a pen with plenty of air circulation. Had not had a problem with black heads, the only problems I have experience are; toms fighting the roosters and sometimes toms wanting to mate with the chickens.

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