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Oldest Turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by SteveBaz, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Songster

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    I was talking to a lady some time back and she said her turkey was 12 yrs old. She said they can live to 50+? I find that hard to believe? How old is your oldest turkey you have raised? At this point they could be life long pets for all I know. We have desert tortoise's now for well over 20 years of putting them up for hibernation.

    Your oldest turkey?
     

  2. clinton9

    clinton9 Songster

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    Hi SteveBaz,
    The wild turkeys have 15 years lifespan while domestic turkeys have 10 years lifespan.
    Clinton.
     
  3. Breac

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    It depends on the type of turkey. Broad-breasted varieties may make it to 3 years with a bit of luck. Regular, heritage type turkeys can live up to 20 if well cared for. 50 years is out of the question for any turkey.
     

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