SteveBaz

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8 Years
Aug 6, 2011
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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?
 

clinton9

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8 Years
Jul 2, 2011
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Hi SteveBaz,
The wild turkeys have 15 years lifespan while domestic turkeys have 10 years lifespan.
Clinton.
 

Breac

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9 Years
Apr 20, 2010
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Wisconsin
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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