We slaughtered 3 turkeys this weekend, and it all went according to plan. We now have three very presentable carcasses dry-aging. I was really surprised at how much fat was in the birds. They are BRs that we got in the end of April, so I think that makes them 7 months old. They were obese! I mean, the proportions were correct, and they didn't resemble broad-breasted birds, but they had as much fat in them as any meat chicken I have ever seen. The gizzard and liver were cloaked in a huge gob of fat, and the fat around the belly is now hanging in big greasy curtains around the cut I made for processing. Is this normal? I don't see how we could roast it without first cutting some of that fat off, or it will be swimming in a sea of grease, and the stuffing will be goop. (Delicious, I'm sure, but surprisingly fatty). Our feeding program was pretty conventional. We fed them on medicated starter for the first month, then started on normal all purpose flock raiser (depending on brand it was between 16 and 18 % protein.) The birds got occasional scoop of cracked corn, and a fair amount of weeds and scraps from the garden, but that was it. We didn't fatten them up with any dog food or sunflower seeds or anything else really rich. Any thoughts? Are they always this way? As always, thanks for your input.