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How do turkeys get along with chickens?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by americana-chick, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    I am thinking about getting a few turkey chicks and raising them with the other chicks I have... When they are older can they be in the same cage as chickens or will they be aggressive?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
  3. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Thank you! It was very helpful :)
  4. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Something that was not mentioned in that thread or that I missed. I do not have roosters so my tom is the head of the entire flock (24 chickens, three turkeys). He is my watch turkey and sounds an alarm whenever a predator is nearby. All of the birds come running and either get into their tractors or group near the basement door behind our tom. It has been a very helpful setup and I would highly recommend it.
  5. ButchGood

    ButchGood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2012
    Central Texas
    How much room does your birds have. I'm going to do something similar. I have 16 but soon to be 13 5 week old chickens. 1 roo and 12 hens. I just ordered 4 turkeys. I'm going to sell 2 as soon as they are feathered. The other 2 I would like to live with the chickens until butchering time this fall. I have an 8x8 coop and a 27 x 26 run. They Will get some free range time on weekends when I'm home. Would this be a comfortable situation for the chickens and the turkeys, just until October.

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