Originally Posted by rainbowgardens
I haven't looked for any sources online, I read about it in all of my chicken "how to " books. They warned against raising chickens and turkeys together. One book, which I really like, is written by someone who raises chickens, turkeys and I think also ducks all together. They free range together and sleep in the same coop at night. The book is called "The Chicken Tractor."
I think I'll ask around some more about this because I really would like to add turkeys to my flock.
I did read a short thing online on it yesterday, after I googled it. I didn't read further because we don't have turkeys right now, sold them.
If you are really concerned, talk to someone at one of the local feed stores. Those guys have been around so long that they will have heard if anyone has had a big problem with the blackhead disease in your area. But if you want to get just a pair of turkeys and try it for a while, I wouldn't invest a bunch of money on the turkeys just in case. In our case, we invested zip as someone gave us the turkeys. I like turkey eggs for cooking, you can use one turkey egg in place of 2-3 regular eggs.