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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by branston, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You shouldn't keep Turkeys with chickens?? I would really like to get a pair of Turkeys but I have 43 chickens
     
  2. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because Chickens can pass blackhead disease to turkeys. If blackhead exist in your area at all. It is something in the soil I think. I had a turkey I raised with chickens. If you are talking about a pair of turkey with all those chickens I would go for it. Your potential loss is the pair of turkeys. blackhead is not fatal to chickens.
     
  3. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that interesting info. My friend has a pair of turkeys that are HUGE and adorable! I'll do some research on Black head decease in my area
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Check with your local Ag office to see if Blackhead is common in your area. I have been raising turkeys and chickens together for years with no problems.
     

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