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Will acidified copper sulfate prevent Blackhead in turkeys and peafowl?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by critterlover96, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. critterlover96

    critterlover96 Hatching

    Oct 20, 2016
    I recently acquired a few roosters but have existing turkeys and guinea fowl. I was wondering if anyone has had any issues, as far as diseases go, with keeping chickens in close proximity to other poultry? I have read on a few websites that acidified copper sulfate can be used as a preventative for Blackhead disease but was unsure of how accurate this information is. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I had never heard of using it to prevent blackhead or for any other reason. So, I typed 'acidified copper silfate' into the BYC. Search box. A couple old threads came up. In the one I read turkeys were never mentioned...but the use of copper sulfate (its safety) was hotly debated. Here's the link and I'll let you decide https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/833969/copper-sulfate/20
    Best wishes. Also, stop by the New Members Forum so we can give you a proper BYC welcome! https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/44/new-member-introductions
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC @critterlover96

  4. fairie

    fairie Songster

    Jul 19, 2014
    Hi We just got 3 turkeys as well. This post helped lots as with in the first 2 weeks they had blackhead. We have had chickens for 4 years and now turkeys. I even just noticed today that our tom has Wet Fowl Pox. Lots to learn and in such a short time. Grrr!
    Happy reading and learning.

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