Newbie. Any suggestions will help

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cmacks, May 14, 2009.

  1. cmacks

    cmacks New Egg

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    May 14, 2009
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    Hi all, I'm looking at getting some chickens and turkey at my house. I have a few questions. I plan on getting 6 chickens and 5 eastern wild turkeys. I would like to know if the birds will roost and nest in the same place? If so, how big should I make it? I plan on making the outside run 10x20. Will this be ok? Also, I have read that turkeys eat certain food and chickens eat a different food. How do i feed them if there all together? Thanks for the help. Craig
     
  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
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    1st off, what area do you live? You should call your local extension office and see if blackhead is common in your area. If it isn't, you should be pretty safe. Make your run as large as you can afford to, otherwise crowding problems crop up sooner or later.
     
  3. cmacks

    cmacks New Egg

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    I'm in southern Louisiana. What is "blackhead"? Thanks Craig
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    something in the soil that can be spread from the chickens to the turkeys. I have no personal experience with it, because my extension office said it is VERY common here where i live [​IMG] No turkeys in my flock, just wild ones that are fed and somewhat tamed for when they are in season [​IMG]
     

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