One Egg Due to Hatch - Question

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Steph Martin, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Steph Martin

    Steph Martin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi.

    I am in the process of incubating a couple of chicken eggs. When I started the incubation, my friend asked me to stick in a couple of turkey eggs for her. I candled the two eggs and only one was viable. Now, a couple days from the chickens hatching my friend has discovered that she has to move. I will keep the egg. Here is my question. I know about blackhead disease but, after reading a lot of posts and hearing a lot of talk, I am very confused. I always thought that turkeys could not co-exist with chickens...now I'm hearing that, possibly, they can. I want to keep this little guy. I started his life therefore I am responsible to provide a good one. Do I have to separate him from the chicks after he hatches? Can they live successfully together and, if so, how??? I do have these wild turkeys hanging around here. When he is full grown will he attempt to join them (he is domestic I think). I would really appreciate any advice from my elders and betters please. He is due to hatch a week after the chickens...any advice on that?
     
  2. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Counting your poult before he hatches???

    If you have a spot in your yard that a chicken has never been on, then raise him there. If not, take your chances. I have raised turkeys with chickens without any problem.
     
  3. Steph Martin

    Steph Martin Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!! Yeah, I'm kind of a real positive type. Good to hear you've had successful outcomes!
     

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