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Turkeys-Meat Taste

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ccammarata1, Oct 25, 2013.

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    ccammarata1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am raising 2 turkeys for Thanksgiving. BBW and they are about 13 weeks old now. I will butcher them when they are 18 weeks. I am nervous about the meat tasting good. Should I be adding fruits and veggies to their diets? Right now they are on a high protien all natural feed, but is that good enough? Also if I butcher on a Sunday, can the bird go straigh into a brine until Thursday morning? The last chicken I butchered didnt rest long enough and was chewy. Thanks!
     
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    ccammarata1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to add, I do a little free ranging but they wonder in the street and dont seem to eat much anyways when they are out, just lay around.
     

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