We had gotten two BBW birds and they're beyond huge now. Today we decided to butcher one. After much thought, we actually came up with a way to do the deed, since an ax seemed a bit anemic. We used my sword. Seriously. My husband and I practice longsword and I gave him my hand and a half to do the deed, as it is more of a cutter. He did an excellent cut that left me stunned -- and the turkey was without its head in a blink of an eye. I couldn't believe it. He didn't even think he cut through the turkey until he saw its body flapping on the ground. So, my hand and a half should probably be given the name Turkey-Slayer. Nah... I cut up the turkey and froze it for meals.