Pet Turkey Questions

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

  1. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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