Chickens and Turkeys

sks1084

Hatching
10 Years
Jun 8, 2009
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This spring when I purchased chicks I also bought 2 turkeys, one of which did not survive. I was told today that I can not keep chickens and turkeys together because the turkeys will catch a parasite from the chickens that will be fatal. Does anyone know if this is true or not? I really just wanted to turkeys for the fun of it, but don't want it to die either. Thanks in advance.

Scott
 

briana1975

Songster
10 Years
Feb 23, 2009
2,190
26
181
Carleton Mi.
Yes it is true. But this also depends on if it is a problem in your area. It is called blackhead disease. Call your local ag. extension office and ask them about blackhead disease in your area.
 

Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
4,376
25
259
Neenah, WI
Quote:like he said ,I keep both together without any problem, but I mostly keep heritage types, the BB's I raise become dinner after 22 weeks
 

Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
4,376
25
259
Neenah, WI
Quote:I'm sorry, I was tired when I typed and didn't realize I missed the 's' I should stay off the 'puter when I'm tired my typing is awful
 

briana1975

Songster
10 Years
Feb 23, 2009
2,190
26
181
Carleton Mi.
That's ok. I reread my stuff after a post and the grammer and spelling shock me sometimes. I need to learn to proof read my own post.
 

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