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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:09 pm 
G'day everyone,
I was hoping you could answer a few questions for me. I am looking to build a new poultry enclosure. I want to keep a few breeding pairs of geese, ducks and turkeys. Can these all be housed on one large night enclosure with access to a large paddock during the day? Basically will they live together without killing each other?

Any help on the matter would be great.
cheers
mick


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Hi Mick and welcome to BYP.
I keep chooks and ducks together but I don't know about the dynamics of geese, turkeys and ducks.
Tim (Tribe of Honk) and others will be along soon enough answer your question.
Welcome again.

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Hi Mick,
I keep ducks (3 breeds) chooks and geese in a pen together. Al get along together pretty well. At the moment I have a muscovey duck a silkie and a A/O Silkie cross all clucky and in the same nest together. Wont sit in separate nesting boxes. I let them free range whenever I can. I am on 5 acres so they have plenty of room. Except for the occasional squabble they get along quite fine. There will probably be a bit of hassling until they all get used to each other. Wont take long. Dont know about the turkeys though.


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My geese, peafowl and ducks get along fine. :)
My indian Runners are the school yard bullies but it's nothing serious. :x
It's all about space really (though I also don't know about turkeys :oops: ).

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If you could seperate the geese it would be better. The geese will interupt any breeding efforts made by the other birds - and may get agro towards them.

I would not keep chooks and turkies together due to black head.

I am not sure about ducks and turkies, i can not see why it would not work.

If you want to keep multiple breeds of the same specie then you need them seperate to prevent X- breeding.

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I keep:

Runners
Geese (2 breeding sets)
mallards
Muscovies
All in together but only at night....nothing fights its a very large enclosure though....they all free range happily during the day all go to bed togther like clock work

TURKEYS and waterfowl i would think long about though...the waterfowl are too wet for the turkeys and I would tend to think they will end up with a good dose of enteritis...or coccidiosis...

Turkeys need good dry bedding....

another enclosure for the turkeys would be my advice.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:12 am 
Cheers everyone for your input,
I think i will go ahead with ducks and geese only and keep the turkey for another time.

That will give my students enough fun for the time being!!
mick


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