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can turkeys and chickens share a coop?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lobolaw, May 27, 2011.

  1. lobolaw

    lobolaw New Egg

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    I am new to this and I have what may seem a dumb question. I am building a coop for 6-8 hens and 1 rooster for laying. I am considering adding a couple of turkeys for meat. Can they share the same pen/coop?
     
  2. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of turkeys that stay with my chickens. They do free range during the day so they have lots of room but go to the coop to roost at night. If not free ranging I'm not sure if it would work well. Turkeys are huge and some toms find anything attractive.
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  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yes, mine share a coop with no problems.
     
  4. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:^ That one.
     
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I thought keeping chickens and turkeys together was a no-no due to disease passed from the chooks to the turkeys?
     

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