Newbie question - First year with meat Turkeys

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by themenagerie, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. themenagerie

    themenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2011
    Hello everyone!
    I bought Heritage turkey poults in Early May with the plan to process them for Thanksgiving. Since I'm a noob, I didn't realize you needed to book way ahead for Thanksgiving. I was able to find someone who can process them next week, I was disappointed that I'll have to freeze them, but also just happy I was able to find someone to do it. My question is this... should I age them first in the fridge, or do they go straight to the freezer? How does the process vary if you have to freeze them?
    Thank you very much for your time.
  2. bbqnmama

    bbqnmama Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2014
    Front Range
    We did our own last year and let them air chill (it was cold outside) for a cpl days before freezing. I'm not sure if it helped or not. We did it more because we needed a break! (Did 15 in 2 days)

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