Male or female chick?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Wyleiria, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Wyleiria

    Wyleiria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how to tell and was thinking of buying this. It's about three weeks old[​IMG]
     
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anyone here that can sex a turkey that early, some aren't even a sure bet until they are several months old!! Mine were obvious at 4.5 or 5 months and I had Bourbon Reds
     
  3. Wyleiria

    Wyleiria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I know next to nothing about turkey's. I hear they are good pets. I am hoping this one will be easy to tame down and then release with my chickens. They are all very friendly.
     
  4. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My turkeys were raised with the chickens, they refuse t be seperated
     
  5. Wyleiria

    Wyleiria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Wyleiria

    Wyleiria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you feed turkeys and chickens together? Can they all eat layer feed?
     
  7. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not use layer feed, the protien levels are not sufficient for the turkeys, I changed the whole flock (I have 50+ chickens and 3 turkeys) onto an all purpose feed and give free choice oyster shells on the side for the layers. I did this mostly because at any time I have not only the turkeys in with the flock but also have differnt ages pullets from day old chicks raised within the flock with a broody to young pullets not ready for layer feed.. It is just a much simpler way of feeding and everyone (even chicks) benifit from the higher protien all purpose feed. I even quit feeding my bitties the chick starter.. Everyone starts and stays on all purpose
     
  8. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two feeding stations set up within the coop (over 200 square feet) so everyone gets a chance at the feeding table :)
     
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