OK ready to process one of my turkeys any suggestions?????

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sbluvinit, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. sbluvinit

    sbluvinit Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my Turkeys are about six months, think they are ready? I want to only do one, sort of a trial for turkey day this fall. I will need all the help I can get so hit me up with your comments, suggestions and such I know my BYC gang will not fail me. thanks in advance.
     
  2. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes a big one. Have fun [​IMG]
     
  3. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you'll also get great insite on turkeys from the yahoo group rare heritate turkeys. they have wonderful people there that will answer your questions.
     
  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    What type of turkey is it? If it is a broad breasted type then yes they are ready. If it's a heritage type probably not- they take about 8 to 10 months depending on the breed.

    Steve in NC
     
  5. sbluvinit

    sbluvinit Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 BB Bronze and @ white ones not sure about them I just know they are white. The BB's legs are getting so wobbly
     
  6. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    if the legs are getting weak it's time

    Steve in NC
     
  7. kmrausch

    kmrausch New Egg

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    If your turkey's are as big as ours were, use this information. Cut a hole in a gunney sack and put the turkey in it with head out the hole. Once the head is severed, they are like holding jack hammers!!! It took two of us, one on each leg. We didn't use gunney sack on first one and it actually ripped a hole in husband's rubber barn boots!! ALso helps so they don't break wings.
     

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