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Turkey and Chicken

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by stonsor, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. stonsor

    stonsor New Egg

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    Hello All,

    Can I raise a couple of turkeys in the same pen as the 20 or so chickens I have? Thanks for the help
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Hi, it would be best to raise them separately. Chickens can carry a disease known as Blackhead, that can be very deadly to turkey & peafowl. That said, may people do raise and keep them together, especially with a good worming program. It is just a hard call, as chickens may never show signs they have it until you start losing turkeys etc.... Check and see how prevalent Blackhead is in your area.
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    dito!!!!
     
  4. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We have raised them together for many years with no issues - turkeys,geese,ducks,chickens, peafowl, guineas.

    Steve in NC
     

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