Anyone else suffering from Thanksgiving Turkey stress?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by neverbdone, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. neverbdone

    neverbdone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have sold 16 turkeys this year. Five are in the freezer. That means my DH and I have to process 11 Turkeys next Friday and Saturday:eek:. At least the good lord gave us Sunday to rest. Anyone else out there this crazy? How many are yall doing?
     
  2. beardedmessman

    beardedmessman Out Of The Brooder

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    Whew! you said it, having trouble selling my birds. Advertising them on Craigslist. I live in Tennessee and the trouble with alot of people here is that they could care less what their eating, their just looking at price tags.[​IMG]
     
  3. neverbdone

    neverbdone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Demographics are definitely interesting. Folks up on the mountain where I live won't buy a $100.00 turkey, but in town they are happy to buy fresh turkey at $4.50 a pound. What do you charge in Tennessee?
     
  4. beardedmessman

    beardedmessman Out Of The Brooder

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    I am currently charging $5.00/pound. That could change in the next week. :(
     
  5. neverbdone

    neverbdone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never found dropping price helps sell. I found a pretty good market where I work. That with repeat buyers and word of mouth has sold me out the past three years. I Hope you do OK. It's great when you can make back the cost of feed at least
     
  6. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    $8.50 per lb. here in British Columbia is what i charge.
    I have a waiting list for birds this year.
    I live in an area where there is lots of athletic people and organic small farms are very popular.

    Grass fed rib-eye beef steaks sell for 14.99 a lb.
    If people want good meat they will pay.
    Auction house beef steers are selling for 2.50 per lb live hoof weight.

    If people want wall mart crap then let them exchange their future health for today's money.
    They are not your customers.
     
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  7. JonathanL23

    JonathanL23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow there's someone in my area sells $3 a pound for turkey
     
  8. neverbdone

    neverbdone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have done 13 turkeys. The job is over for another year. Can't wait for baby chick season around March sometime.:D. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
     
  9. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    We just did 7 turkeys. Sold a few to customers the rest went into the freezer[​IMG] I sell mine for $6 per lb.

    Im with you, so cant wait for hatching/chick season to come back around.
     

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