Overweight Turkey

heartsfromiron

In the Brooder
Jul 30, 2015
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I've had my turkey since he was a baby and he's grown up to be very sweet, but now he's really overweight and I've read that that can kill turkeys. He's about a year and a half old and I was wondering how I could get him to lose weight, so if anyone has any tips please let me know.
 

Turkey parents

Songster
5 Years
Dec 2, 2015
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North New Mexico
Exercise if he's imprinted on you take him for walks. It'll be fun and it'll get him moving. My wife and I take our turkeys for walks they really seem to enjoy it and we enjoy watching them chase bugs.
 

Turkey parents

Songster
5 Years
Dec 2, 2015
215
99
121
North New Mexico
Then sorry to say but try feeding him less, they are like us in that their bodies will feed on itself just make sure you feed him plenty of fats to maintain brain function. I don't know what else to suggest my bird follows me all over the place so I don't worry about that too much
 

memphis

RIP 1958-2020
8 Years
Aug 6, 2012
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Heartsfromiron, do you know what breed of turkey you have? Potentially you have a broad breastfed variety.
 

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