Turkey weight for butchering

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by furbabymum, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. furbabymum

    furbabymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,338
    42
    188
    May 6, 2012
    Burns, Wyoming
    Basically we are trying to figure out if they weigh x lbs right now what will they weight after they've been processed. So is there any standard for what the innards, feathers, etc. weight so we can estimate how large to let the turkeys get before processing to get the weight we want?
     
  2. junkprospector

    junkprospector Chillin' With My Peeps

    111
    9
    123
    Nov 28, 2008
    Boise, ID
    i found the percentages once, so i made a spreadsheet that i could track the weight on and differences, feed changes, etc... here's the weight scale i came up with...

    [​IMG]
     
  3. furbabymum

    furbabymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,338
    42
    188
    May 6, 2012
    Burns, Wyoming
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by