What to feed a chicken and turkey that live together?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CountryHaven, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. CountryHaven

    CountryHaven Out Of The Brooder

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    Sooo... We have pardoned one of our turkeys this Canadian thanksgiving. She has a gimpy leg so we had pulled her out from the rest to recoup. At the same time we had a "suppose to be meat chicken" that we thought wasn't going to make it and pulled out from her flock. These two sleep in separate XL dog crates at night but go out on the back lawn together during the day. Now one won't go outside without the other, and now they want to slee in the same crate too. Both are about 15 -16 weeks old. Both are on turkey / chicken grower in their separate crates but now our chicken Tessa injures herself when separated [​IMG] Trying to get to Mercy our turkey. Can I feed them the same feed ? This is our first go at turkeys this year so learning as we go.. Any advice or personal experience would be amazing! . [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. CountryHaven

    CountryHaven Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Little Fuzzy

    Little Fuzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How sweet!
     
  4. CountryHaven

    CountryHaven Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha I know I love them .. They crack me up .. But now what ? Lol
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I do not own a Turkey but my friend has them...She feeds an all flock feed if her birds are intermingled....

    Hope that helped a bit?

    Cheers!
     
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  6. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let them free range in your backyard and for me extra protein of the turkey feed in the chicken won't hurt it. It'll actually make it a lot more meatier than is.
     
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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    As stated, switch everyone to an All Flock ration, preferably a pellet as turkeys have trouble eating crumbles. Put out a separate bowl of oyster shells for the extra calcium needs of any hens.
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2! This is the simplest approach to keeping a mixed flock -whether by species, age/laying status, gender, etc.
     

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