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

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

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    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

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    We processed out 30 last year and dunked them in 150 degree water...for 45. Seconds made plucking ALOT easier

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