Time to butcher?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by nznelson, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. nznelson

    nznelson Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 16 week old turkeys that I'm keen to butcher. The poo is just getting to be too much for me so wondered how soon can I butcher them? Ready for them to go, driving me nuts.
     
  2. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they Broad Breasted or Heritage? How much do they weigh?
     
  3. nznelson

    nznelson Out Of The Brooder

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    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Looks like bronze, not broad breasted. How many kilos or pounds, more than 5 kilos? Hens or tom?
     
  5. nznelson

    nznelson Out Of The Brooder

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    Possibly about 10lb/5kg, maybe a little less. They are quite big, often mistaking them for their mother lol. There are 3 hens and 3 toms. 1 hen is particularly small though and probably only about 3kg.
     

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