Putting my 6 week old chicks with my 4 month old turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Brian999, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Brian999

    Brian999 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Beltsville small white turkeys are 4 months old my chickens are 6 weeks old, can I put them together? The plan was to keep them together, and let them free range in the day. I tried 3 days ago, but while the chicken was roosting on my finger. The turkeys got very scared, and ran to the corner of there run. Today I tried again, but let one loose. The turkeys werent as scared but were slowly walking up to him cautiously but were still about 1 foot away. I don't want to leave him alone, and find out something happens later on. Of course the beltsvilles aren't mature but 3 of them (the ones I think are males) have some size on them.

    If now isn't a good age to mix them what age would be best?
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2009
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    You really shouldn't mix turkeys and chickens if you can help it. The disease cross contamination is really bad for both.
     

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