Turkeys and chickens?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by reginacarbone, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. reginacarbone

    reginacarbone Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you jous6e chickens and turkeys together? Also will a turkey return to the coop like my chickens do?
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    If Blackhead is present in your area, it is not advisable to keep chickens and turkeys. Chickens can tolerate Blackhead and be carriers but it can be deadly to turkeys.

    If Blackhead is not a problem where you live, chickens and turkeys can be raised together but is not necessarily a wise thing to do. Turkeys are much larger than chickens and require more "personal space" than chickens. Turkeys can also be very determined when they get their mind stuck on something which can result in the deaths of chickens if they happen to be the unfortunate target of the turkeys.

    Turkeys can be taught to return to the coop but most prefer to roost outside.
     
  3. reginacarbone

    reginacarbone Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh... well i wouldnt want a turkey bullying my hens! Scratch that idea!
     

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