HAtching chicken eggs and turkey eggs together?

franksandy

Hatching
8 Years
Feb 17, 2011
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Hi All, Have a question. I have one incubator, Turkeys started to lay, I had chicken eggs in the bator already, I put the Turkey eggs in the bator with the chicken eggs, now I read that Turkeys eggs should not be in with chicken eggs due to disease problems. Any thoughts? I want this to work.
Regards, Sandy
 

chickenlover96

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 3, 2011
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i always hatch my chickens and turkeys together but when the the turkeys hatch dont keep them with the turkeys but if there eggs it wont matter
 

jvls1942

Free Ranging
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Oct 16, 2008
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right now I have turkey, chicken, duck and goose eggs all in the same incubator.. ben doing it like this for years.. after they hatch, they stay together in the brooder..

the only thing I do differently, is keep the turkeys off the ground for 12 weeks after hatching.. I built two turkey porches for this purpose..
 

jvls1942

Free Ranging
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Oct 16, 2008
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wausau,wisconsin
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Sorry but why would u keep the turkeys off the ground for 12 weeks?

turkeys' immune system is not very good for the first 12 weeks. and on the ground is where they can pick up diseases like blackhead from chickens.. the chickens do not have to be present, they only have to have been kept in the past..
 

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