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Date:10/22/2014 2:43:55 PM
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chickens and turkeys together?
Your correct about raising them together, when i decided to get turkeys i was aware of the disease vectors such as "Blackhead". It was my intention to keep them seperate from one another and on seperate pieces of the property. The Reds were kept in the back yard closest to the house in a chicken tractor. But i liked the idea of "free range" so i let them out to roam, with good success i might add. The turkey's i also kept in a tractor and since moved them into a more permanent seasonal 100x100 pen. Also with good success, I had run streamers across the top of the pen to discourage flying out or predators from flying in. As i'm sure you know they always find away to get to the greener grass on the other side of the fence.again i liked the idea of free range, and thus just left the gate open. And yes the turkeys decided to roam into the Chickens domain, But my Rooster would have none of that and immediatly attacked one of my Toms. Since then i havent had much of a problem, with the exception of my garden they seem to take turns destroying it. LESSON learned ! better garden fence. P.S. they all love to hang out in the corn, it provides protection from the sun and predators. Most books recomend that you plant a "reparian" for your birds, wild or domestic.P.S.S. the turkeys and layers were shipped together when i ordered them.
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