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A century of Turkey talk 2000-2100.

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

  1. ktibb

    ktibb Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah i grew up doing it as a kid and vowed to never do it again!
    So was thinking there was maybe a place that does that now. I am going to check around in my area.
     
  2. ladycat

    ladycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    When I was a kid the menfolk would chop the turkeys' heads off with an axe, but we kids had to do the plucking.

    I wish there was some place around here that would butcher poultry. I do it but I hate it.
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    That is why I bought a chicken plucker!

    Takes the worst of the job away. OR I skin them.
     
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  4. ladycat

    ladycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    I skin them. I did enough plucking as a kid to last a lifetime.
     
  5. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    I skin all of my birds. I tried plucking a couple years ago. Did not go well.
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    Please note, I did not say it would go well,,,,,[​IMG]


    I am home, I love my birds!


    I saw penguin, he/she is one ugly bird. I cannot tell if it has a snood or not. Today is a day of catching up and getting the little guys out. I also need to work on weasel control.


    The turkey on the eggs is not the same one that was one them when I left.....[​IMG]


    I am not sure what to do in there.

    Ethel is missing, I guess that means she is sitting on eggs. No Idea where, but DW saw her a few days ago for a few minutes.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    I did it!

    I opened the door and let the Juniors out to free range...



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  8. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Overrun With Chickens

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    Ralph they are so cute! I hope you find Ethel on a nest somewhere. [​IMG]
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member


    Ethel is in the yard right now scarfing down layer mash and water. This is the first time my DW has seen her in 5 days. Ethel is a very serious broody when it is her time.

    I am not even going to attempt to find her nest. I know how that would turn out, she would win the hide and seek game.



    I am just relieved to see her in the yard.
     
  10. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Overrun With Chickens

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