Now I have questions! He is trading the neighbors granddaughters mom work on her car for 3 HUGE turkeys! Putting on a new door handle and ac control switch thing - sounds like a plan...until you figure in who has to do the research on processing them! Got a couple questions: 1) They are coming tomorrow sometime and shall be staying FAR from my chicks, BUT...we won't be able to process until next week sometime - can I feed them Flockraiser until then? Or do I need special turkey food for the next 5 days? 2) How does one go about scalding a turkey that large? What temp should the water be? Same as it is for chickens, but in a much larger pot? (i.e. metal tub) I have googled it, but want answers from ya'll as I trust you guys! 3) How far is far enough from my chickens? 60 feet? 160 feet? I am thinking 60-80 feet so as to be able to run some temp. electric fence ...let me know what ya'll vote though... 4) What do you put a bird that large in to freeze it? Of course they will both rest in the fridge first, then one will be smoked on the smoker and the other frozen. I am hoping to be able to leave it whole, but if I have to we can part it out...any thoughts? I gather the rest of the process is the same as a chicken or duck - only ever done ducks and quail before (from hunting trips) and WATCHED my mom when I was MUCH younger. Course that all came to an end when my uncle told if he had to kill Thanksgiving dinner one more time he wasn't coming until Easter, so she claims she can't remember what to do... HELP PLEASE! OH! background info: 6 month old 4H turkeys, living down the road a piece here in Conroe (like 5 miles away) I think they are toms, but could be both, idk how 4H works so I dunno what the girl was raising, just know her mom needs work done and we live by the granny, they came to visit today and got to talking out in the yard and there you have - my husbands first attempt at bartering worked! He's so proud it's nuts - he was all puffed up like a turkey when he ran in to tell me ETA: UPDATE!!!! WE DID IT!!!! We processed our first turkey this morning! 50 POUNDS!!!! I SWEAR!!! I am so excited it's nuts!!! It was a little intimidating at first, and since I have 'smaller hands' I had to do the insides by vote (it was 2 to 1, I lost) But we did it! Turkey burgers for all who come to my house tomorrow night! Couldn't have done it without ya'll! I am so thankful for the inspiration and information we get here!