Can I raise two turkeys with CornishX?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by pattgal, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Songster

    Apr 20, 2010
    New Brunswick, Canada
    For lack of space i am contemplating raising 2, at the most maybe 3 turkeys with my cornish X.....
    I am thinking since the cornish grow so quick and a turkey would grow at a more normal pace, that this could be fairly attainable.
    my thought is that by the time they got too old to get along it would be freezer camp for the cornish X anyway??????
    what do you think? is this worth a try?
  2. vaiger

    vaiger In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2010
    I wondered the same thing. I have 4 turkeys with 50 cornish x right now. Only two weeks into the project though. I kind of figure I will have to seperate them at some point.
  3. pdpatch

    pdpatch Songster

    Apr 5, 2008
    Hastings, Nebraska
    Yes they can be raised together. But turkeys have different nutritional requirements so you odds of survival for the turkeys is better if you use wild game starter for them.
    If you add water soluble vitamins to there water it helps get them get what they need.

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