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Raising chickens and turkeys together?

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Can you raise chickens and turkeys together and which breed do you think is the best looking breed? Just want one turkey for looks!
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Please check out this thread as it will give you a bit of background on the perennial chicken & turkey question: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/591070/3-month-old-turkey-with-blackhead

Best looking variety? The one i'm looking at when asked.
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Yes you can raise chickens & turkeys together, mine are doing just fine. As long as you clean up their droppings & give them clean water everyday they should be fine. If you raise them from chicks they'll be ok, but if you add a new addition to your group make sure they are washed de-wormed & de-mite/lice. Also becareful if you add a new bird to the group because your original birds are very territorial. Other than that I think I got everything, hope I helped.

(if you have a question for me send me a PM because I don't respond to threads sorry. I LOVE TURKEYS!)
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Many People do keep chickens and turkeys together, including myself.  They recommend not because of deceases particularly Black Head. The pouts I first got was five heritage bronze and one midget white. I picked up the white because she was the last one and I felt sorry for her. I thought if nothing else I could put it in the oven. I brought them home and slipped them under a broody hen that night, she did fine raising them. The white turned out to be a hen and she and she knew how to butter me up. I kept her around to raise more Turkeys. I normally kept a Tom and two hens but that year I kept three hens. I let mine free range and the turkeys found their own roost away from the chickens. I also run other birds with them. Good Luck

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