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Selling Turkeys for Thanksgiving

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by kuntrygirl, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
    Has anyone sold any of their turkeys to customers for Thanksgiving? If so, how much did the turkey weigh and how much did you sell it for? What kind of turkey did you sell?
  2. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Heritage birds, RP, Spanish. 2.50 a pound included processing. Biggest bird was almost 12 pounds. They were 6 months old.
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Im helping a friend tomorow butcher her last of 45 turkeys -she gets 40$ for one UNPROCESSED 25 lbs and under 45$ if its over. We have 4 more to go and I get a freebie for helping butcher the last 4:) I sold two for her too so I have 3 big turkeys going in my car tomorrow-after processing:)
  4. Charlene

    Charlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2008
    I paid $5/lb last year for a heritage turkey (processed). This year, in my area, they are running closer to $6+/lb. Bay Area yuppie prices! It's too expensive for me now, am considering raising my own for next year. But even though I processed a chicken I'm not sure I can do a turkey.
  5. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Quote:Its a shame you are not in Idaho, I would have hooked you up! I am sure you could find a processor willing to do it for a nominal fee in your area, for those who don't want to butcher the fees around here are usually weight dependent but run between 6-9 dollars for heritage birds.
  6. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2009
    New Mexico
    Quote:There isn't any difference between the two. Excpet the turkey is bigger.
  7. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    That the turkey is bigger could cause some problems....lol. We had someone butcher are turkeys for us this year. I have seen some threads on here about how people are butchering their turkeys though.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010
  8. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    We've butchered three turkeys. The difficult things (aside from how attached I was!) were the killing cone I bought wasn't really big enough and we had to borrow a gigantic scalding pot. (And wet turkeys are hecka heavy!) But cleaning them is exactly the same.
  9. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2009
    ohio valley
    if i got heritage breeds instead of broad brested should i charge more per pound for heritage then guy down the road dos for giant whites?
  10. Lagerdogger

    Lagerdogger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2010
    Aitkin, MN
    I am selling 10 heritage birds today. They have been sold since last Thanksgiving. I will be getting $4/lb after dressing out. People that help with the butchering pay $3.50. Live weights last night ranged from 8 pounds for a midget white hen to 30 lbs for a bronze tom, so I expect dressed weights to go from 6 to 22 lbs. Most of the toms will be 14 to 18 lbs. The largest hen I had was 16 lb live.

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