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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

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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.
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2016
  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on the breed most turkeys live around 10 years or so.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    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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