How long do your turkeys live?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by draftiemama, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. draftiemama

    draftiemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    132
    26
    153
    Mar 31, 2008
    Florida
    [​IMG]

    Floyd here just turned 6 years old this month and he is starting to show his age. He's a good old boy and I hate the thought of losing him.[​IMG]



    At the risk of sounding like a complete dummy.... what's the average lifespan of a free range, well fed, well adjusted RP turkey?
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    They can live a long time in good conditions, 10 years easy

    Steve
     
  3. hobbyfarmrookie

    hobbyfarmrookie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine live until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and 2 days before Christmas. YUM....
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Deanner03

    Deanner03 The Cake Queen

    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  5. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

    654
    1
    141
    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    Floyd is handsome. Which breed is he?
     
  6. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

    682
    15
    143
    Apr 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    Quote:[​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 26, 2010
  7. draftiemama

    draftiemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    132
    26
    153
    Mar 31, 2008
    Florida
    Thanks Steve, I suspect he won't make 10 only because he seems to have aged fast in the last year. He did have a tough time last year when he got roughed up by a dog and it took a while for him to recover from that. I'm sure that didn't help his lifespan.


    Mine live until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and 2 days before Christmas. YUM....

    I knew someone would say that.[​IMG]

    Pat, Floyd is a royal palm, thanks for the compliment, he thinks he's pretty good looking too.[​IMG]
     
  8. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    You never know, we have an old mixed rooster that is pushing 14 this year. He is a piece of work, no tail feathers, has a crow that sounds like the first crow of a young roo. He can't even get up on a roost anymore, we make him a straw nest in the corner of the house and the other day I saw him trying to get on a hen. [​IMG]

    Steve
     
  9. denese

    denese New Egg

    1
    0
    6
    Sep 2, 2013
    i have a bronz . he is 16 years old !! like you he is the my favorite !! i too dred the day that he's gone .. but it is rumored that they can live as long as 30 !!!! i can't see my pld man living that long ,,, he's getting autheritis and some days he just wants to sit in the barn ... i feed him tylenol laced bread treets to him going .. i love the bird and want to keep him alive and comfortable as long as possible
     
  10. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    22,034
    622
    448
    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    I have one that is 8 years old.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by