Butcher age?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by CountryChick561, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. CountryChick561

    CountryChick561 Out Of The Brooder

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    Whats the best age to butcher turkeys of the broad breasted bronze and standard bronze breeds?
     
  2. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question... [​IMG], also does turkey meat start getting tough after a certain age ?
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do mine at about 6 months old, but I also keep their growth slow. Some folks would have them dress out at 40+ pounds at that age, mine are 25 and under. The 'perfect age' depends on how fast they grow vs what you want for a finished size. I did a 3 year old Narrigansett tom, he was maybe a little tough but still not as tough as a 4 month old rooster.
     
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  4. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok ... on age versus toughness comparing Roosters to Toms... thanks for the info.
     

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