Ducks, Chickens, and Turkeys

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GrayDragon, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. GrayDragon

    GrayDragon Chillaxin

    Sep 2, 2009
    The coop actually has three rooms that all go out to a shared yard. The right and left rooms are 10'x6', the middle room is about 10'x10'.

    If I were to put ducks in one room, chickens in another, and turkeys in the last and let them all share the same yard, would they manage to be healthy? I read several warnings about not putting them together, but if they have separate coops does that actually count as 'together?'?
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I have had all three together without any problems. Blackhead can get the turkeys mixed with chickens and ducks are messy and need a water source which can lead to high cocci levels. My barn is also sectioned into three pens, two with access to the single run. Right now I have my laying hens and meat turkeys all together with 24 hour access to the run.

    Next season I hope to do a limited "barnyard mix" like the one you are asking about. With proper care, and assuming blackhead isn't present in the soil, it will work fine.

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