Orphen Turkey looking for home (with my Chickens!)

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicky Gracie, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Chicky Gracie

    Chicky Gracie New Egg

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    I have a wild Turkey that really wants to be with my chickens. [​IMG] she does not seem to be sick and if she was my chickens would all ready have it so can I let her be (In the fence) with my Chicky's?
     
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  2. rhodiegal

    rhodiegal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The problem with mixing turkey's with chickens is more on the turkey end. Chickens can carry the organisms that cause Blackhead without any problems, yet it will kill a turkey. That is why they always say to keep them seperated. Your chickens may or may not be carrying it, I guess you would have to have the soil tested to be sure. I have seen lots of people mix them together without a problem (apparently the Blackhead disease causing pathogen was not in the soil). We used to keep them in seperate coops, but they would all free-range in the same area - no problems.
     
  3. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Olympia Washington
    Oh - how cute. Must be a lonely guy/girl.

    Got any pictures?
     
  4. Chicky Gracie

    Chicky Gracie New Egg

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    no pictures sorry [​IMG]
     

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