Butchering Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Roostermom3, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Roostermom3

    Roostermom3 Just Hatched

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    I have two Narragansett toms that I will be butchering this weekend. I am wondering which is more humane- slicing their jugular or chopping their heads off? I have watched some YouTube videos and see it done both ways.
    Anyone with helpful tips or videos would be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    If you check out the Meat Birds ETC forum, you will find lots of information there. I shoot mine in the head with a .22 and then chop off their heads once they calm down.
     
  3. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slicing the jugular or choping the head will make to flap around if not secured. I put mine in a sack and hang them on a tree or sit on top of them then cut the vein so they bleed to death.
     

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