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Turkey ages- any way to tell?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Eckielady, May 21, 2017.

  1. Eckielady

    Eckielady Songster

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    IMG_1343.JPG IMG_1347.JPG IMG_1351.JPG IMG_1339.JPG is there any way to guesstimate a turkeys age? Maybe by their feet?
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    The length of the toms beard can sometimes be used to guess age, as well as spur length. Your toms feet look messed up. He might has scaly mites, or he's been standing in wet or manure perhaps.

    They look to be mature, so at least 2 years old, but I don't see a beard on the tom, so hard to say if they are older than that.
     
  3. feedman77

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    On toms spur length is the best indicator of age. If they have not been trimmed.
    Bump to 1/4 inch year or less.
    1/2 to 3/4 inch 1 to 2 years.
    1 to 1.25 inch 2 to 3 year old
    1.5 inches 4 plus years old.

    Beard is not reliable generally. If it's 8 plus inches older than 2. But my gens like to eat beards so my toms are well groomed.
     
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  4. Eckielady

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    Yes, his feet seem very swollen but I don't see scales propped up like with scale mites. I'm keeping an eye on them.
     
  5. Eckielady

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    Here is a picture of his spurs. Any help??
     

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    2 to 3 year old bird
     
  7. Eckielady

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    Thanks much!!
     

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