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Will a turkey mate with a chicken?

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I have only just hatched a little turkey (1 out of 4 eggs) but have geese, ducks, chickens and will let them all roam together (all wormed regular) just wondered if I only have one tureky and its a stag will it try to mate the chickens? I have 2 cockerals with 12 chickens 1 male goose with 3 females 1 drake duck with 3 females - they dont bother one another just wondered with a turkey so similar to chickens will he try to mate them?

post #2 of 21

I personally haven't had that problem.  I don't know if other have.  I'm sure the possibility is there but I don't know for sure.  idunno

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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #3 of 21

turkeys are a different species they only try to mate with their own genus (aka turkey) otherwise if they do they're messed up in the head and GROSS! sickbyc

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Originally Posted by weirdturkeyfreak 

otherwise if they do they're messed up in the head and GROSS! sickbyc


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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #5 of 21

I have 3 toms that never mess with my chickens, but I have a 4th who was raised with chickens and he tries to mate with them...he's actually killed some of the younger chickens b/c he's so heavy.  roll

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1 great DH, 1 DS, 1 DD, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse, & a few Silkies, Easter Eggers, and Cochins.

 

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post #6 of 21

How do you think we got turkens? LOL  J/K


I use to have a turkey thats was pretty fond of a basketball though.

post #7 of 21

I've never had a turkey to try and breed a chicken. But I did have a rooster that was fond of trying to breed a hen turkey... And anything else that would hold still long enough.

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I think if you breed a turkey to a chicken then breed their offspring to a duck thats how they get turduckens right?  lol

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Wearing myself out raising chickens, quail, pheasants, pigeons, and an Australian Shepherd lol.
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post #9 of 21

A young one might try for practice, like how elephants practice mounting on rhinos lol

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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by mochicken 

I think if you breed a turkey to a chicken then breed their offspring to a duck thats how they get turduckens right?  lol


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