Is it safe

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kathydoolittle, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. kathydoolittle

    kathydoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it safe to raise my turkeys with my chickens, ducks, and Guienias?
     
  2. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a look at posts about Blackhead.
     
  3. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have blackhead in my area, so I raise them together. I haven't had any problems. In fact, my turkeys have been hatched and raised by my chickens. They are all very healthy.
     
  4. Tunastopper

    Tunastopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have blackheads either where I live. I have had guinea fowl chase turkeys until they died. I have had one that was nice to the turkeys. I have not had a problem yet with geese or ducks with my turkeys. Once in a while my turkey hens chase my roosters. They don't like them much but have not hurt them.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    What does a chicken with blackhead look like? Anyone know? Any pics anyone?
     
  6. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Exactly like a chicken without blackhead.
     
  7. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:As I understand it, chickens show little or no signs of this parasitic protozoan, it's harmless to them but dangerous to turkeys. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, though.
     
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  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Exactly like a chicken without blackhead.

    uh oh. scary.
     
  10. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say raise together, I assume you're talking about newly hatched.
    I wouldn't raise them with ducks because ducks are always splashing water everywhere and poults can't handle being wet. And like tunastopper said, guineas can be mean. I got rid of my guineas because they were mean to everything. I was having a barbecue one day and one of our friends has a rather long beard and my male guinea attacked him.
     
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