Turkeys and Chickens

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BlueMoon, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can they ever live together? Can turkeys build resistance to Black Head?
     
  2. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have turkeys and chickens together. I don't really like too, but from time to time I do have to keep them together. You only have a problem if your chickens carry blackhead, which knowing in itself is a problem. If you have no turkeys die from Blackhead= most likely yours don't carry it. I keep mine wormed with safeguard to help prevent anything just in case.
     
  4. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    Mine free range together but not penned together. From what I've read 'if chickens carry blackhead' is not the right term. If you google it it will tell you excactly what it is. It is the chicken's poop on the ground that attracts the parasite, then the turkey is exposed and they get blackhead. So far I've been fortunate not to have problems. I would like to think if you are going to butcher in a timely matter(short time frame) it shouldn't pose a threat. Anyone, please correct me if I'm wrong.
     

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