new to turkeys questions

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AdrieeC, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. AdrieeC

    AdrieeC Pink Roses Farm

    Mar 14, 2010
    Pearl River
    I currently have 6 chickens in a chicken tractor. We have been considering ordering turkeys from McMurray... We don't want 15 turkeys (The minimum order), so we think it would be best to get the barnyard combo, which includes 2 goslings, 7 ducks and 7 turkeys.

    How much space do they need in their housing? Can they be housed with the geese/chickens/ducks? Would they be nice to the chickens etc if they were all free ranging? How long do they have to be locked up before they can free range? And, has anyone had success with a tractor sort of house for their turkeys? would they be at risk to drown in the duck pool? Should I be worried about the ratio of males to females?

    Thanks for your help
  2. OmaBird

    OmaBird Songster

    May 10, 2010
    CA High Desert
    The ducks and the turkeys do need different feed. I also would never brood turkeys with waterfowl. Just keep that in mind. Are the turkeys Broadbreasted or Heritage turkeys? Are you raising them for food?
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2010

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