Should chicks be kept in same brooder with ducks, geese, and turkeys?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bullitt, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it okay to have chicks in the same brooder with a few baby ducks, geese, and turkeys?

    Or should the ducks, geese, and turkeys each have their own brooder?
     
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've house baby chicks and duck together for a week before the ducks out grow the chicks.
    I read turkeys should be housed by them selfs due to the diseases of some sort.
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking that geese and turkeys could be too large to be put in the same brooder as chicks. But I had not thought about transmitting disease from one to the other.
     
  4. 2seth2

    2seth2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think just turkeys because of health concers.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can the chicks, ducks, and geese be kept in the same brooder, at least for the first week? A baby goose is much bigger than a chick or a duckling.

    I guess any turkeys need their own brooder.
     
  6. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had baby geese in there own brooder because even when hatched are twice the size of a chick but a duckling could be house in with them for a week.
     
  7. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could keep them together but be warned, ducklings are messy. Even for 1 week. They LOVE water and get it everywhere. I moved my 6 rouens outside at 1 week because of the smell/mess. [​IMG] They are adorable though.
     

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