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How do turkeys get along with chickens?

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I am thinking about getting a few turkey chicks and raising them with the other chicks I have... When they are older can they be in the same cage as chickens or will they be aggressive?
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40+ chickens, 3 ducks, 2 guineas, 6 goats, 2 dogs, 3 horses, 500+ cows, and a bunch of crazy barn cats.
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40+ chickens, 3 ducks, 2 guineas, 6 goats, 2 dogs, 3 horses, 500+ cows, and a bunch of crazy barn cats.
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You might find this thread helpful.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/647271/would-a-turkey-get-along-with-my-other-fowl-are-they-solitary

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought....Abraham Lincoln (Freedom carries responsibility)

The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right.....Judge Learned Hand  (The more sure your are that your way is the only right way, the more likely you are wrong.)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Thank you! It was very helpful smile.png
40+ chickens, 3 ducks, 2 guineas, 6 goats, 2 dogs, 3 horses, 500+ cows, and a bunch of crazy barn cats.
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Something that was not mentioned in that thread or that I missed.  I do not have roosters so my tom is the head of the entire flock (24 chickens, three turkeys).  He is my watch turkey and sounds an alarm whenever a predator is nearby.  All of the birds come running and either get into their tractors or group near the basement door behind our tom.  It has been a very helpful setup and I would highly recommend it.

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Something that was not mentioned in that thread or that I missed.  I do not have roosters so my tom is the head of the entire flock (24 chickens, three turkeys).  He is my watch turkey and sounds an alarm whenever a predator is nearby.  All of the birds come running and either get into their tractors or group near the basement door behind our tom.  It has been a very helpful setup and I would highly recommend it.

How much room does your birds have. I'm going to do something similar. I have 16 but soon to be 13 5 week old  chickens. 1 roo and 12 hens. I just ordered 4 turkeys. I'm going to sell 2 as soon as they are feathered. The other 2 I would like to live with the chickens until butchering time this fall. I have an 8x8 coop and a 27 x 26 run. They Will get some free range time on weekends when I'm home. Would this be a comfortable situation for the chickens and the turkeys, just until October.

 

 

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