OK I need to know 1) do I have to withhold food (this will be hard because I'm not doing all birds yet) 2) I plan on using a large orange street type cone is this the best way or is there another way? 3)should I just machete off the head or cut the throat? 4) can I cook it immediately ( why do people soak in salt water)? 5) The birds are only 4 and a half months old they are white heritage what age is full grown? I was going to process all in november but I want a turkey dinner now besides they are driving me crazy. They smell real bad when it rains, they keep bucking and barking at my door they want to come in, I step out there and they all crowd me like they've never ate (they have the full feeder out there). The grass is gone now in there 32 x 32 run The 6 eat 50 lbs a week. I wont do turkeys again until I buy a place with fields for them to roam. I am making the plucker that goes on the drill before I process any. Any tips?