Raising turkeys around chickens???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sabong, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. sabong

    sabong In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    I've heard from some people that turkeys should never be raised around chickens because of diseases but I've also heard different...can someone please clarify this for me...if diseases are a problem what can i do to prevent them??? thanks
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    yes, chickens CAN carry a disease called Black Head. It can kill turkey, peafowl, pheasants etc.. The problem is you don't know if any of the chickens have it unless you start losing turkey etc with bright yellow poo and lethargic attitude. You can help lessen your odds by worming all fowl with Safeguard. Also keep medicine on hand to treat Black head if it arises. I use a fish med called fish zole. I also do not house them together just to be safe.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I've raised them together for years & never had a problem.

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