Turkeys with chickens??

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by rmonge00, Dec 14, 2011.

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  1. rmonge00

    rmonge00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Has anyone raised turkeys in the same coop as chickens? I am thinking about getting some turkeys and housing them in the same house as my chickens. I am planning on splitting the coop in half with a framed chicken wire barrier. The coop is 120 sq feet. The chickens I currently have (7) are only forced in at night, other than that, they have 3 acres to roam... Do you think I could safely raise turkeys along side my chickens? I have heard disease can be a problem....

  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Chickens can carry blackhead, which can kill turkeys. Tom turkeys can also become aggressive and kill chickens during breeding season. I have one midget white hen who lives with my chickens and ducks. I plan on getting her a tom when I can find one, but will be penning them up separately if I notice any problems.
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