Red Bourbon Turkey Questions

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by countryacreshomestead, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. countryacreshomestead

    countryacreshomestead Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone!

    On the 24th we are picking up 5 Red Bourbon Turkeys and 10 Cornish Crosses. I have a few questions.

    1. Can we keep the Reds and the Crosses together in the same brooder?

    2. We also have 4 Australorps and 4 Easter Eggers that are 10 weeks old. My plan is to keep 1 Tom and 2 Hens from our turkeys and butcher 2. Am I able to keep the Reds in with our egg layers once they are big enough to go out to the coop?

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You will get different answers, but in my experiences with raising turkey and chickens together the turkeys can and will kill chickens. I recommend separate accommodations for the turkeys as they can be bullies and are a different type of poultry as far as behavior.
     
  3. countryacreshomestead

    countryacreshomestead Just Hatched

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    Thank you! We'll build them a separate coop and run then. If we can avoid issues, then we will definitely do that!
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I allow my chickens and turkeys to free range in the same area, but I'm always around when my turkeys are out, and I'm always grateful when I can lock my turkeys up in their own space, and my chickens seemed relieved too.
     

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