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Can I keep a couple of turkeys with my chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Doddeldoo, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Doddeldoo

    Doddeldoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently purchased several chickens and two bronze turkeys. I was planning on keeping them together. Will this be a problem?
     
  2. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you free range, or will they be sharing a coop and run? I don't see a problem if you want to free range, but you might have some if they are cooped up.
     
  3. Doddeldoo

    Doddeldoo Out Of The Brooder

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    They will be in a coop and run. 17 chickens and one or two turkeys. The run is 12x10 and the coop 5x10
     
  4. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I tried to post this last night, but I could get the web site to work. I've been disappointed with what I can find about turkeys online so far, but what I have found says that they need 4 sq ft. per bird, which seems too little to me because chickens are supposed to have 4 sq ft. and turkeys are much larger. The only other thing I could find said that chickens and turkeys have different dietary needs and not to feed your turkeys chicken food.
     

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