can chickens and turkeys be housed together?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by abhaya, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I am thinking about getting a turkey as a flock gaurdian could I put it to bed in the coop with the free range chickens.
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I do. There can be problems when they're housed together (blackhead, etc.) but since I only have two and keep things clean I don't worry about it. I think it's more of an issue if you're talking about integrating whole flocks. They'll help with hawks and such, but they're still just birds so I wouldn't be depending on them to keep the chooks safe.

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