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Just got our first home butchered turkey

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SparksNV, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    A neighbor raised a bunch of turkeys to sell for T'giving. Bought one. He butchered it on Friday & delivered it yesterday. I am letting the turkey rest in the cooler until ready to cook (per neighbor's instructions).

    I have never had a bird that was home butchered. There are tiny black dots on the skin. Do I need to do anything with them?

    I usually cook my turkey in the Reynolds cooking bag. Do I do anything different with my turkey?

    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  2. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2010
    MA Cranberry Country
    Black dots are the remnants of pin feathers... Ignore them.. Enjoy your turkey!!!!
  3. Lorije1

    Lorije1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    you can also use a butter knife and scrape against the growth of the pins, sometimes you can get them out this way.

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