1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Ducks and turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by rockinredrhoman, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. rockinredrhoman

    rockinredrhoman Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2015
    We have an established flock of 6 ducks, that we will be thinning by 2 his spring. We plan on getting 6 more ducklings, but I also wanted to get a 1 or 2 turkeys.
    Has anybody raised ducks and turkeys together? Can it be done? If my ducklings and turkeys are raised together will my current flock be a problem for them? Thank you!
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    The ducklings will make the brooder wet and damp which will be deadly to turkey poults who require a warmer brooder and more attention from you the first week to teach them to eat and drink, they are also clumsy and can drown in the waterers. I wouldn't mix them.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by