How old is too old to breed and raise poults?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Triplecross, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2013
    Southern Michigan
    I have an opportunity to purchase a small Narragansett flock consisting of 2 toms and 4 hens that are between the ages of 2-6 years old. They are in good health.

    What is the normal age range for turkeys to be of the "poult bearing years"?
  2. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Crestview, FL
    Normal range is 1-5 years from what I have heard. As long as you have a younger tom and a younger hen you will be okay. Even older toms may get the job done - just need the younger hens for their egg laying.

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