can a Silkie hen raise a Turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Tammys kevin, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Tammys kevin

    Tammys kevin Chirping

    Jul 25, 2012
    I was given a turkey egg that was headed for the garbage and my smallest silkie hen claimed it, i'm just wondering how a turkey will go being raised by a tiny chicken, will it be happy or does it need to be with other turkeys? I probably sound like a flake but I swear i'm not! lol
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I've raised chickens and turkies together before, silkies and two bb bronze to be exact. They grew up buddies and they all got along. Matter of fact, the silkies roosted on the turkies all the way till thanksgiving. I don't think the turkey chick will be privy to the fact it's not a turkey.

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