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How long will my turkey live

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Last may we got a little bronze turkey chick (named Chirp) and he is now 9 months old and is my best friend. And I can't even imagine losing him so I was wondering how long he will live he is a little over weight, but I was wondering how long turkeys in captivity live.
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I just seen on another post that there bronze turkey was 16 but I don't have turkeys so I'm not really good with turkey things hope this helps though
Edited by Chicken Egg 17 - 2/3/16 at 3:57pm
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Depending on the breed most turkeys live around 10 years or so.

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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Originally Posted by mlcrossland View Post

Last may we got a little bronze turkey chick (named Chirp) and he is now 9 months old and is my best friend. And I can't even imagine losing him so I was wondering how long he will live he is a little over weight, but I was wondering how long turkeys in captivity live.
Is it a broad breasted, or heritage, my heritage have been like my chickens, 4-10 years, broad breasted are short lived, I think 1-2 years, longer if you manage their weight.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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