can chickens and turkeys be happy living in the same pen??

Americano Blue

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so here is my problem. I have 7 hens, 2 ducks, and a turkey chick. so I'm wondering can I put my turkey with the chickens and ducks when he is to big for the brooder and ready to go outside? And how do I introduce them. I over reacted
when there are fights so the method with possible blood shed would work best.
 

Duckopolis

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Good luck with your poultry raising adventures, and I hope you find everything you need to know. Don't forget to take a look at BYC's very useful learning center (If you haven't already)! The learning center as well as the forum should answer your questions! Glad to have you here! See you around with the flock. I have never had turkeys before. If they are raised together, they should get along fine. To introduce them, let them free range together for a little bit. Put them in pens that are next to one another, so that they can get sued to seeing each other.
 

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If Turkey turns out to be a boy, he shouldn't be with the chickens. Without a turkey mate, he would go after the chicken hens and likely kill them through his breeding attempts.
 

bugflipper

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As said hens are fine. Generally they won't harm one another. A gobbler will kill chicken hens trying to mate with them. They stand on them and they smother.
 

Kelsie2290

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Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! You've gotten some good advice above, good luck with your flock.
 

sourland

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Welcome to BYC. As others have said there id the possibility of problems when mixing species. Very sadly flock integrations generally result in some bloodshed - poultry society can be quite cruel.
 
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