butchering turkeys

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Sugar Sand Farm, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I have a Question aboutbutchering a young turkey.
    The turkey has messed up legs and can't hardly move this am so I want to butcher it but it is still on medicated feed will this matter ? It is on medicated chick starter.

    e-mail address is [email protected]
    Thank You
    Bill {Micki's Husband}
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    On the package label under "active ingredients" it will give a withdrawal period for the medication in the feed. Depending on the kind of coccidiostat it is, it could be days to weeks. Either way, you'll need to get it on some non-medicated food if you want to eat it.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well, if the medication is only amprolium, it doesn't have any withdrawal time. That is the only exception I know of.

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