Can turkeys live with chickens

Evan cooley

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I have an older royal palm hen that is half the size of the rest of my hens and a lot smaller than the Tom well the Tom decided she was his favorite and would not leave him alone so I put her with my chickens she is not too much bigger than them I have 5 12 week old chicks 2 4 month old hens and 4 6 month old hens they seemed fine for the hour i had them together she showed no signs of aggression towards them will they be ok together
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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They may or may not be okay together. If you do decide to remove her you may have troubles putting her back with the turkeys if necessary.
 

TennesseeFarm

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I've seen chickens with ducks geese and a turkey all in the same pen. As long as they have enough space and always enough food. I wouldnt worry if they got a long fine so far, just make sure they dont fight at dinner time
 

Poultry Place

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Just keep an eye on her. Many people do keep chickens and turkeys together with no problems. I have a narragansett hen who is usually good with the chickens. She will chase the ducks. During breeding season though she can be aggressive.
 

Evan cooley

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she is small she is not much bigger than my buff orphington hens they prefer to avoid her but i am worried about the younger birds who are very curious about her
 

Col1948

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I know nothing about turkeys do they roost like chickens, the reason I ask is when I added 2 new hens to my original 3, the arguments started at bedtime lol, it's still a bit touchy now?
 

Noellereagan

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I keep turkeys and chickens together and they have no problems. As long as you don’t have blackhead. I’ve heard a ton without another turkey will try to breed chickens in breeding season but I’d guess a hen is fine. I’m not positive but that’s my guess.
 

ShannonR

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Not a problem for your chickens. There is a possibility your turkey could get sick from the chickens, though. Yes, turkeys roost the way chickens do.
 

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