Pekin Duck Lifespan?

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  1. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard so much mixed information about this that I'm not sure what to go with. How long, on average, would you say Pekins and Jumbo Pekins live? I'm not sure if mine are jumbo or not but they're probably 12-13 lbs at least each. One's so large its belly is almost scraping the ground. They WADDLE big time. I've heard estimates as low as 5 years and as high as 15 years. I know they're meat birds and not designed for longevity. What's been true for y'all?
     
  2. It all depends on care and each Bird.......no one can give you are real lifespan on anything.......



    Just enjoy the Birds.....


    Cheers!
     
  3. Bills vs Beaks

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    [​IMG]All things being perfect(not perfect perfect, coz then they'd live forever :D ), though, I would estimate 7 years.
     
  4. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh okay thanks! I think they're jumbos. I'm hoping to get as much time as I can - I love my boys! It's hard to remember they're still babies. They're only 8 months old but huuuggee
     
  5. Bills vs Beaks

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    Your welcome
    And that's a really cool avatar, did you take that?
     
  6. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I did. One of my boys when they were babies.
     
  7. Bills vs Beaks

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    Very good shot!
     
  8. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank ya!
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    One of my duck keeping friends said she's seen Pekins generally make it around 7 years, though some do live longer.
     
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  10. OldCrookedToe

    OldCrookedToe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I guess I should expect 7 years with them if all goes well like it is now. Thank you all!
     

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