Meyer Hatchery has 4 reasons why brooding chicks, ducks, turkeys, geese and other young poultry together in the same space is not a good idea.
It is important to not mix different poultry species in a brooder. It’s convenient for you but could be dangerous for young poultry.
One minute the lights are on and the chicks are all snug as little bugs in the brooder. But a storm is brewing and the next minute, just like that, no power! Now, what are you going to do?
What is a brooder, you ask? A brooder is an area for baby chicks, turkey poults, ducklings and goslings to be given their best start in life. When considering your brooder set-up there are several things to keep in mind.
Brooding day old poults is very much like brooding chicks, with a few little adjustments to ensure the health and well being of your new little ones.