Duck & Turkey Socialization

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Angiportum, May 16, 2018.

  1. Angiportum

    Angiportum In the Brooder

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    I have several ducklings and two baby turkeys. So far, the turkeys have been separated from the rest of the ducklings. I put them together today and the ducklings went after the turkeys to the point that I had to separate them again. How do I get the ducklings not to be jerks?!
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Crowing

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    I would not brood ducklings and turkey poults together. They both require different nutrition levels with poults needing a high protein turkey or gamebird starter. From way back when I had ducks and geese, I remember the recommended protein level for duck starter being 21% while I feed my turkey poults a 28% protein turkey or gamebird starter that has the proper levels of lysine, methionine and niacin for the poults.

    Turkey poults also need to be kept dry.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2018
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