Different POULTRY Living Together? Which FOWL Types **UPDATE**

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by chickenwhisperer123, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Any more thoughts on the topic anyone?
     
  2. MidnightChickenLover

    MidnightChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did the article come in handy? I hope my opinions did too. If you have any questions, just contact me...
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:Did the article come in handy? I hope my opinions did too. If you have any questions, just contact me...

    Definately!! Do you mind if I post it so others can read the article? Or is that against some copyright laws?
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Okay, I have been messing around with this idea, and have come up with this.

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    How do you think this would work?

    I dont know how many turkey diseases affect Pheasants/Peacocks, or the other way around, so I dont know about that. The waterfowl is a barrier between the chickens and everything else, to help with diseases (maybe..)

    Any ideas on this would be appreciated!!
    Jason
     
  5. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    I have 25chickens, 3 khaki campbell ducks and 2 sebastapol geese all in the same coop/run. The ducks/chickens have been together since babies and the 2 geese were added to the flock when they all moved out to the coop. They are all a happy group. The ducks tend to follow the geese and the chickens follow the ducks. The only issues I have is the ducks/geese make more of a mess with the waterer in the coop, but beyond that, they are all doing great!
     
  6. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:I have ducks in with the chickens now, but have read that geese can become agressive towards chickens. Is that true? I would like maybe egyptian or barnacle geese, but have no idea.... I have never had geese before.

    Thanks for the ideas!!
    Jason
     
  7. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Anyone else?

    I have so many more questions, and so little time!! Winter is coming up!! [​IMG]
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I like the design. Yes there are diseases that chickens and turkeys can share, but the chance of that happening in a small back yard flock is much lower.

    My only thought is I don't know if guinea will do well in confinement, never had them, seems everyone else has thiers roam.
     
  9. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:They will probably be free ranging most of the time. I was planning on switching off nights and letting the different pens out. (all except for the pheasant/Peafowl/Quail pen.)

    I will be sure to learn more about guineas before buying, and before I do this, I (of course) need to do research on each individual fowl. I have been looking up information on pheasants for a couple weeks now, and am getting EXCITED!!!

    (I may need to double the pheasant peafowl pen, as it is only 12x24 right now.)
     
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I have a 16x16' run, and keep my personal flock of chickens, turkeys, pheasants, chukars, and guineas all together...[​IMG] no problems so far, and no undue picking. [​IMG]

    Quail are kept in their own pens/cages, as are the ducks.
     
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