What other things can live with my chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by StuartLee, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. StuartLee

    StuartLee Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2011
    Ok so I have 3 Chickens and have already asked about keeping Quails with them which seems to be a no no lol..
    I got plenty of space in my run to house a couple more birds but not sure what to get, Dont want ducks or geese, Some thing nice n small.

    Any suggestions?
  2. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    I often threaten my husband that he is going to go live with the chickens..... [​IMG]
  3. chookiemama

    chookiemama New Egg

    Oct 12, 2011
    My daughter (2 years) often wants to live with the chickens! [​IMG]
  4. afchicken

    afchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    call ducks are small guineas loud and annoying or just several different breeds of chickens some chickens look like completely different animals and the quail thing is only bad if you dont take excellent care of both well vented clean litter so on so forth oh or turkeys...but those not small
  5. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    I know turkeys can live with chickens.. I want a turkey.
  6. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land
    NOT bugs [​IMG]
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quail, Pheasants, and Turkeys should only be with chickens if the chickens do not carry ANY diseases, but otherwise yes, they can be together. Gamebirds are pretty intolerant to chicken diseases though.

    Geese, ducks, Emus, and four-legged livestock can also be with chickens, but I always would recommend different housing and different feed.
  8. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

    Aug 3, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    MORE chickens!
  9. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    Quote:x 100
  10. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    Turkeys should not be kept with chickens. Chickens can pass blackhead disease to turkeys.

    "Histomoniasis is also known as blackhead disease, and is a serious disease of turkeys. Chickens carry and pass the parasite but are generally immune. Blackhead is most common in range-raised birds.
    A chicken may eat an earthworm carrying the eggs of the cecal worm, which has been infected with the histomonad protozoa parasite. The blackhead parasite infects the cecum of the chicken and eventually the parasites are shed in the eggs of the cecal worm. Turkeys raised in close proximity to chickens or on range infected with the cecal worm eggs will pick up the parasite and develop the disease.Histomonads won’t survive long in the environment unless they are protected within the body of an earthworm or within a cecal worm egg.
    There is no effective treatment for blackhead disease. Control involves controlling cecal worms to reduce the spread of the blackhead parasite. Turkeys shouldn’t be housed or ranged in areas that previously contained chickens."

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