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Farm, Garden and The Land => Live Stock, Critters and Aquaculture => Topic started by: EmmaPeel on December 27, 2017, 10:33:54 AM

Title: Raising turkeys on the same land as chickens when Blackhead is a problem
Post by: EmmaPeel on December 27, 2017, 10:33:54 AM
Does anyone have any advice on this?  I know Blackhead is a problem as I raised a turkey with my chickens a couple of years ago and he died of Blackhead.  My plan is to put the turkey house about 100 yards from the chicken house, up hill from it, and leave the turkeys pinned up until they are a bit older.  My chickens do free range some months of the year.  (They eat too much produce during summer garden period and are only let out a couple hours a day.) Am I just setting myself up for disaster?   What can I do to mitigate the Blackhead risk? TIA.  Oh, looking at Bronze turkeys.

Michelle
Title: Re: Raising turkeys on the same land as chickens when Blackhead is a problem
Post by: Cedar on December 27, 2017, 11:28:53 AM
If it has been over three years, the soil ought to be clean and free of Cecal worm eggs. You might still want to be cautious, but if you hatch all your own birds and do not bring them in from other sources live, I would consider running them together.

Cedar