Processed first turkey today! Have a couple questions....

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by zowieyellowflame, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    We processed our first bbw turkey today a little sooner than planned because his legs were giving out.
    I am wondering because he was young.... 10 weeks.... if that would cause it to be harder to pluck?
    From what was described, it should be really easy but I had a lot of small feathers that were hard to get out. Rather than submersing him, we just dumped a few gallons of water on him, maybe that was a bad idea but I heard people have success with dry plucking anyway.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    We processed out 30 last year and dunked them in 150 degree water...for 45. Seconds made plucking ALOT easier
     

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