Turkeys as goat buddies?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BobbiesZoo, May 22, 2017.

  1. BobbiesZoo

    BobbiesZoo New Egg

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    Hello!
    Interested in a tom turkey to be a buddy to two mini lamancha goats. There's a horse too, but would put the turkey up w/the goats at night.
    Is this feasible? Pasture/pen fences between 4-5 foot high, best guess. Also, this is assuming they would eat each other's food to a degree?
    Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.

    Oh, I should mention, my neighbor is an ass. So, if turkey does get on his property, it is a goner. I can get a full grown one, if a fat, lazy turkey is less likely to fly over the fence.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    My goats and turkeys ignore each other. They aren't exactly compatible species. They can be housed together, though the turkey will need a roost to sleep on. Feed requirements are different and the goats shouldn't eat turkey feed.
     
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    I never recommend getting a lone turkey, especially a lone tom turkey. Turkeys are a flock bird and they need the companionship of their own kind. Lone toms can become extremely sexually frustrated which can lead to unique problems.

    I do know a woman who had one of her hen turkeys "fall in love" with a goat. They can imprint on other species.

    There are also the issues that @oldhenlikesdogs pointed out.
     
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  4. BirdManInMo

    BirdManInMo Just Hatched

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    I agree with this comment 100%.
    You should never have just one turkey.
     

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