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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beachbummer, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. beachbummer

    beachbummer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 17 chickens and 3 turkeys can I put the turkeys in with the chickens? If I do what will be the problem? Do I have to make a seprate pen for the turkeys? They are wild turkeys eastern and rio strain. The pen I would build would be 12x 8 and 4 ' tall . I really would ike to know how good turkeys and chickens go together! if at all
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My primary concern would be nutrition and size difference. What kind of chickens are you getting (bantam or standard)? A turkey could easily injure a chicken without meaning to. They can also get pretty aggressive over territory sometimes, especially toms confined with roosters. Turkeys also need higher protein food for proper development than chickens. Just a few thoughts to consider.

    Jody
     

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