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How long will my turkey live

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mlcrossland, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. mlcrossland

    mlcrossland Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 3, 2016
    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.
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    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
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2016
  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    Depending on the breed most turkeys live around 10 years or so.
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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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