chickens and turkeys cohabitating

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by desertlovers, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. desertlovers

    desertlovers Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2008
    I was wondering if the chickens should be left apart from the turkeys or will they get along for the most part. Not sure on the pecking order.
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Check with your local ag. office. Chickens can spread things to turkeys and turkeys can spread things to chickens. Check on blackhead disese.
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    My chickens and turkeys roam together with no problems they both have there own homes, turkeys the trees chickens a round calf hutch.
    Blackhead is only a problem in some areas. and chickens dont give turkeys blackhead, they can carry the pest that gives blackhead
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  4. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Is there a way to make sure that the chicken doesn't pass the parasite to the turkey? My husband is interested in getting some now. I'm worried though, news around here where I live is that a lot of wild turkeys have died from this blackhead disease. I have 52 chickens, 4 ducks and maybe some geese along with turkeys.

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