Wild Turkeys - can they pass on disease to my chickens/guineas?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TarheelBirdy, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. TarheelBirdy

    TarheelBirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a Tom Turkey who is coming daily to hang out with our free-range chickens and guineas (and of course take advantage of the scratch feed). We enjoy having him around, but can he pass on disease to my birds?
  2. DaddyBird

    DaddyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2013
    Do some research on blackhead disease. It is a possibility, but varies in its prevalence regionally. Lots of folks have both.
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Also, they can pass on lice and mites.

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