Our Turkeys, Thanks and Chris

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by downeastthunderfarm, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. downeastthunderfarm

    downeastthunderfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I discouraged my daughter from naming the turkeys. I was relieved when she named them Thanks and Chris for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner.

    Thanks and Chris at three days.
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    At one week.
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    At one month.
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    At two months and a few days.
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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    They are cute. Will you be processing them in 2012?
     
  3. downeastthunderfarm

    downeastthunderfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    They were purchased with the intent of processing for this holiday season. I guess we're playing the timing of that by ear - it's our first time raising turkeys. Personally, I like these guys too much to think about that right now!
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    How much do they weigh now?
     
  5. downeastthunderfarm

    downeastthunderfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Not a clue! How do you go about weighing a live turkey?
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    If I had one of those meat scales or a fruit scale, I would weigh mine on that. I can't think of any other way. I guess you could put them on the scale in your bathroom huh?
     
  7. Scottingitup

    Scottingitup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Stand on your bathroom scale, record that weight.
    Grab a turkey and stand on scale again - that difference is the turkeys weight.

    If you hold them by feet upside down they won't flop around or struggle.
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Stand on your bathroom scale, record that weight.
    Grab a turkey and stand on scale again - that difference is the turkeys weight.

    If you hold them by feet upside down they won't flop around or struggle.

    Good idea. I may have to try that myself. I wonder what my weight is? [​IMG]
     
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want to know what my weight is! I just see how their body condition is and then see how much they weigh after I remove the innards... [​IMG]
     

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