how long do turkies live?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long do turkies live?[​IMG]
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    They can live a prettttty long time! My guy is probably about five years old now. They can live upwards of ten years or so.
     
  3. poultryand bees

    poultryand bees ~Drives a Magic Poultry Van~

    Feb 4, 2008
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    My Naragansett Tom is 6 years old and I have two Naragansett hens that are about 8 years old and still laying eggs and setting nests. Since my Tom is a very lovable pet, I hope to find out that they live a very long time.[​IMG]
     
  4. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you've got a broad breasted your will be lucky to get a couple years out of a tom and another year or two out of a hen. They just grow so fast that their legs and circulatory system can't keep up.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Until just before Thanksgiving.
     
  6. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    did yall know geese live up to 80 yrs lol
    I just found that out and had to tell someone. he-he
     
  7. bobbieguyette

    bobbieguyette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 10 yr old rio grande and black spanish toms and they are still going strong! i had read 10-15 yrs we shall see!
     

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