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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:02 pm 
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We currently have 2 breeds of chicken for a while now but turkeys have caught our interest....however we know nothing about them or their habits.

Initial questions are: How much room do they require? Do they try to fly over fences? Should we only keep 1 male and 1 female?

The yard we would put them in also houses some of our beehives....would they have the urge to eat the bees?
Our chickens leave the bees alone which is good but not sure about turkeys?

Any information or wise advice would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:39 pm 
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A good starting point would be a thorough study of the relevant index and a search for more recent related threads:

Turkey Index

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:54 pm 
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Yes I did look at all those topics the other day. Didn't read them all but got through a few.
I was hoping for a brief overview from someone who kept them.

Edited to add: Read a few turkey articles online kindly provided by Mr. Google so I think I have answered most of our questions now.


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 12:35 am 
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I adore turkeys, they look fabulous to me although I know some people think they are ugly or weird looking. Anyway, the only thing I know is that if you keep chicken and turkeys together the latter can pass on a very nasty disease called blackhead - at least they can in the UK, I don't know if you have it in Australia. I wouldn't think they'd go anyway near the bees, they must have more sense surely :shock: as you say, the chooks leave well alone. Good luck :-D


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 8:41 pm 
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My turkeys don't eat bees, they share the same area as my chickens and don't get blackhead.
They are the stupidest poultry but i just can't help having them!


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