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Raising chickens and turkeys together?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AlvinsFinest, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. AlvinsFinest

    AlvinsFinest Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you raise chickens and turkeys together and which breed do you think is the best looking breed? Just want one turkey for looks!
     
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    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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  3. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can raise chickens & turkeys together, mine are doing just fine. As long as you clean up their droppings & give them clean water everyday they should be fine. If you raise them from chicks they'll be ok, but if you add a new addition to your group make sure they are washed de-wormed & de-mite/lice. Also becareful if you add a new bird to the group because your original birds are very territorial. Other than that I think I got everything, hope I helped.
     
  4. ken-t

    ken-t Out Of The Brooder

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    Many People do keep chickens and turkeys together, including myself. They recommend not because of deceases particularly Black Head. The pouts I first got was five heritage bronze and one midget white. I picked up the white because she was the last one and I felt sorry for her. I thought if nothing else I could put it in the oven. I brought them home and slipped them under a broody hen that night, she did fine raising them. The white turned out to be a hen and she and she knew how to butter me up. I kept her around to raise more Turkeys. I normally kept a Tom and two hens but that year I kept three hens. I let mine free range and the turkeys found their own roost away from the chickens. I also run other birds with them. Good Luck
     
  5. kschicks2013

    kschicks2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do turkey chicks eat chick starter like chicken chicks do? Also do i keep them under a heat lamp as well? I raised chicken chicks and kept them in a large pen in the garage with a heat lamp to keep them at the optimum temp.
     
  6. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turkey poults can eat chick starter but they need a higher protein feed. I udually try to feed mine 27% gamebird starter.

    Yes they need a heat lamp about 95 to 100f. For about a week then reduce temp 5 degrees a week for next few weeks.

    Something I learned the hard way is a cold wet poult is usually a dead poult.
     
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    joojy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the royal palms are pretty
     

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