Can Turkeys be kept with Pigs?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by lesliet, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if Turkeys can be kept in the same pen as Pigs?
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    not that i have an answer,,,but know it will be asked,,,,how big is your pen?
     
  3. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our pig pen that has 4 Yorkie mixes in it and it is about a 1/4 acre
     
  4. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

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    I don't recommend keeping anything with pigs. Pigs will eat your turkeys.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You don't want to pen up anything with a pig. If a pig takes a notion it will eat your turkey.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Not to mention i could only imagine what a muddy turkey would look like probably not pretty. nor very healthy...lol.
     
  7. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't. We have chickens and pigs. Sometimes are chickens will get in there and the pigs will try to kill them and eat them. A couple times I have heard a chicken screaming and had to run out and rescue them from the pigs' mouth. Even though a turkey is larger it is a risk that I would not want to take.
    Plus I wouldn't want the other animals in with the pig feces. Just a mess if you ask me.
     
  8. lesliet

    lesliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I was thinking but just needed to hear someone else say it also
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    yes, pigs are towards the carnivorous side of omnivory and will happily kill and eat any critter they can catch. you'd have to be betting on *very* perpetually alert turkeys... [​IMG]

    Pat
     

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