9 Tips for Raising Turkeys as Pets


4. You need to take care of your turkey’s health

Chickens are usually carriers of protozoa. They aren’t affected by them, though. Turkeys, on the other hand, can develop a serious liver disease called blackhead disease when exposed to protozoa.

A turkey’s head can take on a bright bluish tint when it has this disease.

The best way to keep a turkey free of protozoa caused diseases is to keep it away from other poultry. If you are raising chickens, they should be in a separate enclosure that’s built several feet away from your turkeys.