Processing turkeys on the 12th for Thanksgiving.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Tiffrz-N-Kidz, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have volunteered to help a local farm process their Thanksgiving turkeys so I can learn how and also to get my own bird done while the knives ad feathers are already flying. They are planning to do it this weekend. I had really hoped to try fresh not frozen turkey this year.

    Is 12 days resting in the fridge too long or is a short stay in freezer camp necessary?
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    That would be a little bit too long for my peace of mind. I'd hate to put so much time and effort into a bird and have it go to waste. I'd freeze it.
     
  3. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2...I'd freeze it OR just wait until the Sunday prior and do the dead at the house then...it's really not so hard to set up to process for just one [​IMG]
     
  4. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plus you will have had some good practice and been able to rest up for a week. [​IMG]

    Does the farmer plan on freezing them before delivery or will they be delivered fresh to customers for their Thanksgiving dinner?
    I am not sure if I want to know how long the grocery store chicken/turkeys have been sitting around before I buy it and take it home.

    If I had a means to keep it in a clean, sealed place with the temps just above freezing, thats what I would do. But I don't, so I would do the deed at home the weekend before.
     
  5. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all. I think they plan to freeze, or at least I hope they do. I dunno, me personally I think I'll wait till next weekend to do mine.
     

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