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I've had my turkey since he was a baby and he's grown up to be very sweet, but now he's really overweight and I've read that that can kill turkeys. He's about a year and a half old and I was wondering how I could get him to lose weight, so if anyone has any tips please let me know.
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Exercise if he's imprinted on you take him for walks. It'll be fun and it'll get him moving. My wife and I take our turkeys for walks they really seem to enjoy it and we enjoy watching them chase bugs.
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I can't get him to move without having to push him
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Then sorry to say but try feeding him less, they are like us in that their bodies will feed on itself just make sure you feed him plenty of fats to maintain brain function. I don't know what else to suggest my bird follows me all over the place so I don't worry about that too much
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Heartsfromiron, do you know what breed of turkey you have? Potentially you have a broad breastfed variety.
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turkeys have nipples? how do you get a breastfed turkey?

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turkeys have nipples? how do you get a breastfed turkey?
LOL!!!!!!!! Memphis misspelled broad breasted variety!!!!
I have one turkey poult that's genetics are un identified
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I have one turkey poult that's genetics are un identified
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