51lb Tom and 30 lb hen I'm thrilled! (Processing Photos in the thread)

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by card5640, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup thats dressed out!! Tom was 68 lbs and dressed at 51, his thighs are bigger than my 10 yr olds! Hen is 30. They cost me 134$ to raise and slaughter, good deal when fresh birds are bringing 3$ a pound here. Broad breasted Whites is what they were/are, soaking now. The guy who did them said the Tom was the largest turkey he had ever done in 50 years.
     
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Wow.
     
  3. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Do you have to get up at 3am to start cooking a bird that big?
     
  4. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll put him in a midnight with no stuffing, I did a 47 lb one many years ago.
     
  5. That's something we need. We are cooking up THREE!!!!!! 3!!! TRIO!!!! turkeys in the smoker on Thrusday. 10 to 20lbs each.
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    That's what they call a BAT Big *** Turkey [​IMG]

    Steve in NC
     
  7. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]..and can I ask..what are you brining him in?? bathtub sounds about right!!
     
  8. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to brine a turkey in a big plastic tub that was meant for keeping ice around a beer barrel, and my turkey was nowhere near as big as card's. Maybe you could brine him in the trunk of a car ... [​IMG]
     
  9. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to clean out a big bin that holds a bale of straw and put him in it and he warped the sides! Plenty of apple cider vinegar and br sugar and salt. Thank goodness its cold at night here now. Im so excited I cant stand it, Ive called everyone a drained my phone battery!
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] That is one very LARGE turkey! Now my only question is, how in the world are you going to fit bird in your oven?
     

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