Win a copy of Grocery Story this week in the City Repair forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
stewards:
  • Mike Jay
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • James Freyr
  • Greg Martin
  • Dave Burton
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Dan Boone

chickens and turkeys?

 
Posts: 64
11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
hello people,

I am Planning to keep chickens, guinea hens and turkeys. me being polyculture supporter, i want to keep them in the same pen.
unfortunately, a book said that if you do this, the turkeys will get a disease and die. is this true?

 
Posts: 587
8
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We've kept chickens, ducks and turkeys all together in the same area but not penned...they were free ranged. No disease or illnesses for any of the birds.

Info on Blackhead Disease: Blackhead
 
Posts: 81
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I as well have had no problem with keeping them together as long as they have access to pasture. We keep your turkeys and chickens in a coop together at night, and then in the morning they race for the pasture.
 
steward
Posts: 7926
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
313
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Blackhead is a very serious consequence of mixing chickens & turkeys.
Once established, it is difficult to control/eradicate. The eggs can live in the soil for over 3 years.

However, it is seldom seen in homesteading environments, with lots of open space.
As with many poultry diseases, it is most often a by-product of overcrowding.

 
I'm not dead! I feel happy! I'd like to go for a walk! I'll even read a tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!