Keeping Baby turkey with guineas?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by portiaraylee, May 13, 2010.

  1. portiaraylee

    portiaraylee In the Brooder

    Apr 27, 2010
    Winamac, IN
    I know baby turkeys cannot be kept with chicks because of the droppings, but I now have a ton of keets. Can I put my baby turkeys with them or should I keep them by themselves?

  2. ccrawf

    ccrawf Songster

    Nov 6, 2009
    Springfield, Missouri
    The first year I got my birds, I had turkeys, chickens and guineas all together. I raised them together, housed them together and ranged them together, until the guineas flew off and got eaten by owls. I live in Missouri and black head is rare around here. So I wouldn't have a problem raising them and keeping them together. Hope that helps you.
    You might want to follow some threads on black head disease. Different people feel differently and it depends a lot on where you live and if the disease is/has been active there recently.

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