Tom butcher.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Athiena14, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Athiena14

    Athiena14 Songster

    Feb 23, 2018
    St. Robert MO
    So guys, it's time for my Tom to go. He was technically go before xmas, but I managed to keep him around a bit longer. Husband says he and 6 other birds got to go. (He doesnt like the size of 21 birds lol)

    What is the best way to butcher and pluck a full grown Tom? I do not have an automatic plucker.
  2. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger

    Feb 24, 2013
    Natrona County, Wyoming
    I shoot them in the head with a .22. Wait for the tom to quiet down and use a hatchet to remove its head. I scald with 160°F water and hand pluck.

    You can find more methods in the Meat Birds ETC forum.
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