Turkeys as goat buddies?

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

  1. BobbiesZoo

    BobbiesZoo Hatching

    May 22, 2017
    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 Great Horny Toads

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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 Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    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 In the Brooder

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central Missouri
    I agree with this comment 100%.
    You should never have just one turkey.

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