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very 1st turkey ever

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by katherinerose14, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. katherinerose14

    katherinerose14 In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2013
    Im getting a turkey Saturday, and im nervous ive never had a turkey before so im nervous. I heard they cant be with chickens becasue they carry a disease that can kill turkeys is this true? Also when should i put him outside and what can i do to get himt o make it thoguh the winter?

  2. Makomd

    Makomd Songster

    Jul 24, 2011
    ES of MD , USA
    You will want to read up on Blackhead. Chickens can carry it , but Blackhead can also be found in the soil. Very differing opinions on Blackhead, so you may need to make your own decisions. Good Luck and Enjoy your turkey. We love ours and they are much more personable than our chickens.

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