2 Turkeys and 4 Roosters are resting in my fridge

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by mikki717, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. mikki717

    mikki717 My Drug of Choice- Chickens

    Dec 7, 2009
    Hesperia, CA
    They were all around 20 weeks. The turkeys were BBB that I was raising for Thanksgiving. The roos were Barred Rocks from my first broody hatch, and treating my hens something awful! They had not gotten aggressive towards me, but I only need one roo right now.

    Two of the BBB hens were having real trouble walking, so I decided to butcher before November. They dressed out at 20 lbs each. (Not too shabby!)

    It took about 6 hours start to finish, but I think I'll get better and faster the next time around. [​IMG] I can't say it was fun, but it certainly is rewarding!

    Unless we have more leg issues, the next butchering session will be mid November, and consist of 6 turkeys and maybe three roos... depending on who is who as they get older.
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    6 hours is a long time but each time you do it, I'm sure you will get them done faster. [​IMG]

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