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Turkey Questions

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Julie_in_PA, May 22, 2008.

  1. Julie_in_PA

    Julie_in_PA In the Brooder

    May 15, 2008
    Southern PA
    Can I keep turkeys WITH my chickens ? In the chicken coop, nesting boxes, etc. ? I mean - will they get along ? And do they both have basically the same needs ?

    Just thinking that if we're getting some peeps ... and want some "broilers" ... perhaps we should get a couple (2 or 3) turkeys as well (for butchering).

    Any advice ?
  2. poopcoop

    poopcoop Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Swansea, SC
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I don't mix fowl. Turkeys will out grow your chickens quickly. Male turkeys are not always tolerant of other breeds of fowl. Also chickens carry germs that cause disease in turkeys. Not always but the potential is there.

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