What age to dispatch?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by erinszoo, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a "best" age to dispatch turkeys? Is it better to do it on a molt? This is our first year with turkeys and we planned to wait until it was cooler out but we are open to whatever whenever.
     
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on if you want a big bird or a little one. Most people say BB bird at 5 months and heritage birds around 8 months or more.
     
  3. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it all depends on what size of finished bird we want, ... that's cool. Thanks.
     
  4. quesodano

    quesodano Out Of The Brooder

    cleaning pin feathers mid molt would suck. just my 2 cents
     

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