Pricing full-grown turkeys?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by ninjapoodles, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    It's just about time to butcher our extra Narragansett Toms, but there's a chance that my husband won't be up to the job, and I can't do it by myself. I'm thinking of selling some of them off.

    What would be a fair price for a 9-month-old Narri Tom?

    Or, IF I sold a pair, a hen and a Tom, what would be a good price for the pair?
     
  2. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    up here people will pay about 35-40 for a adult butcher sized turkey. maybe ask 40-45 and see if you can get that. and if not lower the price a little bit.

    good luck
     
  3. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    Check what your local market price is for organic turkeys and go from there.

    I've gotten $50 for a tom bbb and wouldve gotten more if I had processed it.
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Sweetie, didn't we get $75 for that big BBB bruiser? [​IMG]
     
  5. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Thank goodness for the time difference and my Alaska peeps! [​IMG]

    Thanks for the input. Yeah, if I could get the processing done, I'd just put them in my OWN freezer. I think we might manage a few, but we've got 7 Toms. They're gorgeous things, but now that spring is coming, they are on my last nerve with the boy-fighting.
     
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Are you going to have any eggs any time soon? [​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    P.S. Your avatar is scaring me!! [​IMG]
     
  8. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

    May 24, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Are you going to have any eggs any time soon? [​IMG]

    I hope so!! Honestly, though, I think my too-high ratio of Toms to hens is hindering the onset of laying. All the more reason to fix that situation, huh?

    Oh, and to see the avatar in full context, check out p. 2 of this thread .

    It's actually kind of cute when you know "the rest of the story." [​IMG]
     
  9. blueeggfarmer

    blueeggfarmer New Egg

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    We regularly get $65.00 each for adult heritage type turkeys and $8.00 per pound if they want a butchered heritage type turkey.
     
  10. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    It really depends on your area, some areas get really good prices. Around here toms will go $20 to 35 "on the hoof" depending on the breed, breeding pairs higher. When we did Thanksgiving turkeys it was $8 per pound dressed but that was much more trouble than it was worth.

    For putting them in the freezer, we skin ours and cut them up. takes up alot less space and is much much quicker than plucking. Matter of fact there is about 6 toms going to "freezer camp" tomorrow. [​IMG]

    Steve in NC
     

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