feeding turkey poults & chicks together?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by giasmom, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Can you put turkey poults & chicks together? & If you do what starter feed do you use?
  2. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Songster

    Jan 22, 2009
    i'm pretty sure the consensus is that you should NOT raise them together if you can avoid it. however i'm raising my one lone poult with chicks as i didnt have any other good options. one of the concerns is that turks get blackhead - which will kill them, but not the chicks

    my poult is doing great and is the leader of the chicks - i've been using the chick starter but supplementing with more protein. if you have more turks then use turkey starter. thats my $0.02

    but i'm sure there is more experience out there... anybody else?
  3. raccoon

    raccoon In the Brooder

    Feb 21, 2009
    Cassatt S.C.
    I just read yesterday that for the first few days you can The chickens will teach the turkeys to eat and drink HOPE SO!!!!!!!!! I just orderd 15 turkeys and am going to add 5 to 10 meat birds also

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