So is a Royal Palm Turkey good for eating. I rescued one from the feed store 3 days ago (I say rescued because I hate seeing animals in little cages). I'm not really sure how old he is. The feed store guy said that he was from the spring. His beard is about 6-7 inches long if that helps. I just can't imagine that he would be any good to eat. When I first picked him up I noticed how scrawny he is and how far sunken in his chest was. No meat what so ever. Is this normal? Maybe it was just the way he was kept. His tail feathers are pretty much gone and his chest has the feathers warn off. He hardly ever eats because he's constantly struting trying to get all of the chickens and turkeys to notice him. Anyone?