Question about processing Turkey...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by [email protected]@2four, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Okay...so my turkeys like to go up into the rafters at night. When I opened up the barn this morning, I found a freshly dead turkey hen. She fell out of the rafters and hit her head(top of her head was all swollen and bloody). I have had this happen before and another turkey broke it's neck(didn't die right away, so I gave to my neighbor to process). My question is because it's freshly dead, is it too late to process it? Or is that a complete "no no?" I just hate to see a whole turkey and all that meat go to waste! Please, any advice would be great!!! Thanks!
     
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    I am sure if it has been cool and the bird hasn't been dead all to long, I would think it would be fine to preocess it.
     
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    It;s very cool here---60 degrees and windy. How long is too long too process a turkey? Hours wise? I mean, it's been dead now for a couple hours....
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Then it should be fine if you process it this morning. Get with it....Thanksgiving isn't to far away [​IMG]
     
  5. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Quote:THANKS!!! [​IMG] Will do! [​IMG]
     
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Don't forget to let us know how it tasted. LOL
     
  7. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Quote:Will do! [​IMG] THANK YOU!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    [email protected]@2four :

    It;s very cool here---60 degrees and windy. How long is too long too process a turkey? Hours wise? I mean, it's been dead now for a couple hours....

    OMG you have a line of self-slaughtering TURKEYS!!! If it wasn't a fatal flaw you'd make MILLIONS!!!

    Look at all the agony on these threads as people start trying to process their own. You could so totally corner the market.

    Darn. There's that fatal flaw problem again. I'd give a pretty penny for a chicken that brained itself when it was time to go to the freezer.

    Smile - there's always a silver lining. You just have to be warped to see it. [​IMG]
     
  9. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    Quote:OMG you have a line of self-slaughtering TURKEYS!!! If it wasn't a fatal flaw you'd make MILLIONS!!!

    Look at all the agony on these threads as people start trying to process their own. You could so totally corner the market.

    Darn. There's that fatal flaw problem again. I'd give a pretty penny for a chicken that brained itself when it was time to go to the freezer.

    Smile - there's always a silver lining. You just have to be warped to see it. [​IMG]

    LOL!!!! I know! [​IMG]
     
  10. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    I'm soaking the bird right now in ice cold water...I read on here to let it soak for 24-48 hours. Is this correct? And I also read some soak it in salt water. Any other suggestions...I need DETAILED instructions. Please feel free to draw pictures, a small power-point presentation of some sort would be good...I'm really open to any help offered as this is my first time. [​IMG] lol Seriously, someone??? Anyone???? HELLLLPPPP!!!!!
     

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