Pet Turkey Questions

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by cheeps, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    Rockwell, NC
    A few questions for the turkey guru's around here...

    I'll be going to a poultry show next week. I was thinking of adding a turkey to my flock. Would a turkey be lonely if he/she had chicken friends, or do they really need a turkey friend? Anyone have a turkey as a pet? Will they let you mess with them like a chicken? Are toms aggressive like a rooster? (Towards humans and lady birds) How often do they puff up? Are their eggs any good?
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

    Oct 16, 2008
    you can have just one turkey.

    toms are just like roosters some good , some bad.. you just have take your chances..

    My royal palms just cannot help themselves, they are always puffing up.. show offs.......

    If you are close to wisc, drop by, I have 5 young toms for sale cheap right now..
  3. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    Rockwell, NC
    I'm in NC, too far away [​IMG] We're waiting for snow!

    How well do turkeys a chickens get along?
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I have a tom with my chickens and ducks and everyone gets along just fine. He was raised by someone else that had chickens and ducks, I got him at a year old. Because he was raised with others, might be why mine doesn't bother anyone. He's just a big ole sweety and keeps away predators. [​IMG]
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    We raise our turkeys and chickens together. They get along fine. Turkeys are flock animals and do better with other turkeys.

    Steve in NC

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