Large Jake died.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by briana1975, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    My large Sweetgrass jake, hatched last summer, looks like he broke his neck. Busted up wing feathers and broken neck. He has been perfectly fine, eating drinking acting and pooping normal. We are having sub zero weather so he is starting to freeze, no spoiling. Can we eat him? I am having a hard time letting 20lbs of turkey going to waste. We butcher our own chickens, after chopping head off we let the blood drain. How would we do this with a partly frozen dead turkey?
     
  2. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 2, 2010
    Maryland
    Ok, so it doesn't look like a disease issue, but possibly a predator/dog attack? Was the bird in a pen, or free ranging? I personally wouldn't eat a dead bird unless I knew more about it's demise. I think more info is needed before anyone here is going to give you the green light. I'm certainly not.

    Anyone else ?
     
  3. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    In a pen. Nothing got to him.
     
  4. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    He isn't frozen yet either? I just checked. Must of just happened this morning. I wanted to add them temp outside is 7 degrees in the negitives with wind chill.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011

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