Turkeys with Chickens and Ducks?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chiko, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    I have a small flock of chickens and ducks and we are probably getting some more chicks this spring so we might get some turkey poults when they grow up will they be able to be penned with the chickens and ducks? [​IMG]
     
  2. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 turkeys, 2 chickens, and a Mallard hen all living together. Turkeys are prone to blackhead and chickens are carriers just check your soil for it. The Mallard thinks shes a turkey :p
     
  3. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure about ducks, but no problem with chickens from what i have seen.
     
  4. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Oh lol thanks! poor confused Mallard..
     
  5. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Really ok ill try it but ;might have an extra temporary pen handy if they dont get along
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  6. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope shes a happy mallard
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only reason that I don't keep waterfowl with poultry is because ducks and geese are major slobs and really make a wet mess. They also need enough water to at least submerge their heads, a pool of some sort is better. Young chickens and turkeys can drown in even a small pool.
     
  8. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frosty i only had that problem when the ducks were little so i separated them but now shes fine
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have never had a problem with my turkeys, chickens and ducks. They turkeys are sometimes bullies but they are more bark than bite. They have never injured anyone. They all share an acre of free ranging, so they have room to roam around.


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  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:I agree with Frosty. I never place my chicks with the older chickens, ducks and turkeys because of possible drowning. I have kiddie pools on the property that the ducks swin in. The chicks are not introduced to the other older animals until they are older themselves.
     

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