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Buff Orpington and Turkeys

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by alanalynn68, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. alanalynn68

    alanalynn68 New Egg

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    We are new to this. We have 11 sweet buff orpingtons that are 6 weeks old and 2 turkeys that are 3 weeks old. Is it ok to let them live together? We have tried putting the turkeys with the chickens but a few of the girls aren't so sweet with the turkeys and peck at them, so we separated them. Is it a gradual thing or should they not live together? We also have 3 gunea fowl..can all of the birds live together or should they have separate spaces?
     
  2. Ifish

    Ifish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can keep them together, but it is at risk of Blackhead.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/837398/blackhead-disease

    Also Guineas and turkey's have different nutritional requirements, especially when they are poults/keets. So a higher protein feed for turkey's or Game Birds would be needed.
     
  3. alanalynn68

    alanalynn68 New Egg

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    Thanks, I will do more research. My husband feeds them, I think they all eat something different. I haven't been around the guinea's much.
    I appreciate the input.
     

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