Norfolk Black Turkeys 2 Years Old - Will meat be tough ?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Rottie, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Rottie

    Rottie New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Dec 8, 2014
    Hi

    I have 2 Norfolk Black Turkey hens which are now 2 years old. I was wondering if they will still be good to eat or will their meat now be a little too tough for Roast Christmas Dinner.

    We did have 6 of these turkeys and gave 4 to family the other year which were really nice, the remaining 2 have continued to stay with us, but not sure what the meat will be like now.

    Thanks.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,607
    1,332
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I don't have any experience raising turkeys, so I can't answer your question. I would recommend posting in the Turkeys section of the forums: Turkeys Or, you could try the meat birds section: Meat Birds ETC I'm sure expert members in those areas would be glad to help. [​IMG]
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    32,232
    5,581
    601
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    BantamLover X2 Definitely ask in the meaties section for more help with this.

    Good luck and I sure do hope they taste good!! :)
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,568
    1,165
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    You've been given some good links above!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,165
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about turkeys (never had any), but definitely post on our turkey link that BantamLover21 has left with you, and take advantage of our turkey experts there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Christmas dinner. :eek:)
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,340
    4,379
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,713
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    84,700
    14,558
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the flock
     
  9. retlaw

    retlaw Chillin' With My Peeps

    446
    15
    104
    Feb 2, 2013
    No worries. Good to go.
     
  10. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    welcome to the flock!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by