So for the last ten weeks a have been raising a couple of cornish x. Started with four-(two ended up being leghorn pullets that ended up with the meat birds so I gave them to my niece) And so when the 2 that I had left polished off the 50 lbs bag of feed I figured it was time to process. I do wish they had got to spend more time in the tractor because of the cold wet spring they spent a fair bit of time in the garage. My DH did the deed, but I processed and this page was a life saver thank you guys. The one thing I had issue with was plucking the birds the smell was and I gave up on the pin feathers and spent a couple hours later after I processed to finish getting them-- please tell me there is a better way. Despite all of that we can't wait to do it again but this time we want turkeys. I saw turkeys at the feed store and will probably go back for them tomorrow. But I think we may have a crazy idea we want to do it with minimal feed and give them predominantly on table or restaurant scraps. I just finished reading Farm City by Novella Carpenter and she used scraps for pigs. But I was wondering if anyone had done this with birds turkeys or CX? I know that they wouldn't grow as fast but that is OK because Thanksgiving is 6 months away. I am sure that there is some flaws in my plan but what are they and what could I do differently to make it work? I would really like to do this but spend as little money as possible. What do you guys think?