turkey poults and guinea keets???

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by ma2babygurl13, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8, 7 and 6 week old turkey poults (one of each) in the same pen... I have 6 Guinea keets that are about 6 weeks old, would they be ok to put in the same pen as the turkeys? Or would the turkey poults beat them up?
     
  2. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guineas mix right in with the turkeys with no problem. In fact I have guineas and turkeys roosted together on the same roost board out in the pole barn.
     
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  3. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so even with the size difference in the poults and keet they should be ok to put together.
     
  4. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guineas are very fiesty critters for their size. Mine are around 3 months old now and I am more concerned about them injurying a turkey than the turkey injuring them.
     
  5. chickenwire

    chickenwire Out Of The Brooder

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    ive got guinea keets and turkey poults in together about the same age, they get along freat eat the same feed, and i believe the turkeys make the guineas calmer as the turkeys are not spooky at all. they all come running when they know you have grass for them just like kids for candy.
     
  6. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah I think the guineas actually made my turkeys crazier... now that they are separate my turks are much friendlier... I had young (like 1 week old) Guineas in with a turkey baby, and they attacked and killed my turkey... found it dying bleeding all over, had blood all over then brooder and everything, the guineas I had in with my chickens also tried to pull out the other chicks feathers... they were also a little over a week when this happened. Now all guineas are in the same brooder, and the chicks and turkey babies are together.... guess guineas really are just that mean!
     

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