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Did my first turkey this weekend

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by CowgirlJules, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. CowgirlJules

    CowgirlJules Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Atwater, CA
    I finally caved and processed my BBB tom turkey. He was a year old and getting too big for his bones. Once it was almost all over, I had a nasty surprise - a giant abscess right in the breast. We chose not to eat him, after doing some research, and I feel horrible about that. Of course, I'd have felt worse about making my family sick.

    I wrote it all up, with pictures, on my blog: http://www.cowgirljules.com/2011/06/12/giant-turkey/
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011

  2. itsy

    itsy Songster

    Mar 14, 2011
    New England
    Very interesting read. Thank you for sharing. It's a shame that you weren't able to eat him after all that work, but yes - it was a learning experience. He was HUGE.
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Taking my 1 yr old heritage bred to butcher tomorrow AM.
    He got too mean during breeding season . . . six babies on the ground so far, I hope one will replace him.
  4. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    Aledo, TX
    Awesome read and thank you for the pictures and information. I think some birds are given to us for us to learn on and others to feed us. It's all good!

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