New turkey chicks...

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Bettyboop7499, May 10, 2019.

  1. Bettyboop7499

    Bettyboop7499 Songster

    Mar 25, 2018
    Traverse City, MI
    Hello, my hubby brought me home two turkeys! Which I have been wanting..However, I have no idea if they can be raised with chickens, or ducks. I have my new ducklings in the brooder, I put them in with them for now...other than instantly pecking the bands on the ducklings legs which I had to take off anyway, they seem to be getting along ok.

    What do you all think? BTW: what are baby turkeys called?
  2. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Crowing

    Mar 10, 2019
    Not ducks! Don't put anything with ducks, they poop in their water and soak everything and will kill anything not a duck. Ducks seem immune to poopy water, lol. My turkeys love the chicks. When I separated the 4 turkeys poults from the chicks to move them, 2 turkeys died from depression, I think. So I put them with the chicks again. They get really attached...

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