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Turky LifeSpan?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dogzrule5, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Songster

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    What is the average lifespan of a heritage type turkey? Somebody said 2 years but I find that hard to believe. If they are in a good environment and are healthy, wouldn't they live quite a while longer than that?

    thanks.
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

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    I had a pair of royal palms live to approx 6.
     
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

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    they usually live 2 0r 3 years but can live up to ten
     
  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    They can live way way longer than 2 years, I have no idea where people got that idea. With good care they can live 10+
     
  5. ronniega1

    ronniega1 In the Brooder

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    wow i hope you are right i love my wild domestic turkey i want him around a long long time.....ronnie [​IMG]:ya
     
  6. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Right now we have about 200+ Royal Palms, Beltsville whites, Midget whites, Bourbon red, standard Bronze and White Holland. We normally refresh our flocks every 2 years but we have a couple old breeders that have a "special place" so they have been just put out to pasture.

    Steve in NC
     
  7. dogzrule5

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    Thanks everybody; I appreciate the responses!
     

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