need advice on turkey cull please...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by spish, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i had to cull my big turkey tom today after he received a bad blow to the head from my donkey.
    so i took an axe to his head then hung him up to bleed out. Now heres where i need help.
    can i leave him hanging up until tomorrow morning? (its minus 2 degrees celsius out tonight so freezing lightly) or do i have to pluck and gut him tonight?


    thanks
     
  2. Ibicella

    Ibicella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terribly sorry to hear about the accident. :(

    I would definitely gut him tonight, but you can leave the feathers in.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  3. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With it being so close to freezing it is probably okay to leave him hanging. I agree though I would definitely gut him out before leaving him hanging. But if you leave him hanging it will allow time for the meat to rest before you freeze it.
     

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