Duck with Turkeys? Can I for the winter?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by justusnak, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I have a pair of Turkeys...and ONE little duck. Can I put the duck in there with the turkeys for the winter? Or will I have to worry about BlackHead disease being spread from the duck as well? I dont want her to be all alone for the winter, and putting the duck with the chickens is IMPOSSIBLE! Any advise???
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Nope, they should be fine. I had one duck in with some turkeys, chickens, and a few pigeons. All got along great. That's to say it may not work well for everybody, but I had no problems.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    The thing I am worried about is BlackHead disease. We just got our turkey hen barely over it...and I dont think she would make it through that again. I dont want to lose Eve my turkey...but how can I leave Lucky Duck out there all alone? SIGH!! Can the turkey get blackhead from a duck??
     

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