A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by duluthralphie, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    So they are about like a small CX then. Not bad. Not a good sign for one of mine.
     
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    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    Didn't notice any of those things. I checked her crop (at least I think I did) and it seemed empty. I'm wondering if maybe she's got worms.
     
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    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    Do you have a plucker that you used or did you do it by hand?
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Good Question, describe the scalding and plucking methods, I am always looking for a better easier way.
     
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    memphis Overrun With Chickens

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    Great looking birds Aurora! I want to know how you pluck them too!

    Chaos. ...what's the latest on you hen?

    Ralph, thanks for the description on the feeders. Would the same thing work with a 5 gallon bucket? Seems like it would.....

    Spent all day judging a dog show. I'm toast!
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I would think anything would work, but the larger it is the more storage room and the less often you need to fill it. I put a barrel lid inside the barrel on the bottom angled towards the hole to help funnel the feed that direction.

    I would think a 30 gallow barrel would be about as small as you would want to go. That would hold 2-3 bags of feed.
     
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    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    We scalded and plucked by hand. It worked out ok. We did rip the skin a couple times but not too bad.
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    did you dunk them in cold water after scalding or not?
     
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    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    No. Should we? Lol we rinse them with cold water here and there to get the loose feathers that are stuck on it offb but that's Isuzu when we're almost done plucking and can't tell what's just laying there ands what's attached.
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I found if I use real hot water and do not dunk them for too long then move them to a cold water dunk the feathers came out and the skin did not tear.

    If the feathers are still tight repeat and try pulling them again. When we started doing this we no longer tore the skin at all.
     

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