Raising baby ducks and turkeys together?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Viking84, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Viking84

    Viking84 Chirping

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    I am planning on ordering some ducklings and turkey poults very soon. I have one brooder for them and don't want to build a separate one. Will there be any problem with placing both in the same brooder for a few days eating the same feed? Also, I live in South Georgia where the temp is now near 100 during the day and mid 70s at night. Would there be any problem with moving them into the full time coop at 1 week of age? There are 15 chickens in there that are about 12 weeks old. The chickens are let out to free range from sunup to dark. And I would put a small ground box on the coop floor that the baby ducks and turkeys could huddle in at night
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    You really should have a separate brooder for them because poults are much more sensitive than ducklings.

    The turkeys needs turkey starter, which will be fine for most breeds of ducks.

    IMO, 70's at night is too cold.

    They need a heat source at one week.

    They need separate pens and coops.

    I don't think this will work.
     
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