I have 2 broad breasted white turkeys now, they are 4 months old and we were wanting to keep them as pets before we learned they were meaties and keeping them healthy and happy would be difficult. We may butcher them when they get big. I was thinking of meat chickens though! I looked at frugal's thread that is stickied, lots of information. I have a few questions. - How hard is it to hand pluck? - Is it hard to butcher them, even if you didn't get attached? - How do you cut them open? - Slit the throat or chop off the head, which one is better for the bird? Any other advice is welcome.