What variety is on your table on Thursday?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Steve_of_sandspoultry, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    We have decided to serve a White Holland hen, she was hatched in the spring so that puts her about 8 months old, she dressed out at 16 and 1/2 pounds.

    Steve in NC
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Tamales, ham, and duck.
     
  3. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

    Nov 15, 2008
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    something free-range and local. It's my dad's annual contribution.
     
  4. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Store bought 18 pound bird this year..next year will be home grown...any advice on what kind of turkey's to raise?
     
  5. MikeG

    MikeG Out Of The Brooder

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    BBW! Hatched June 1 and they're already too big. Guessing they'll be around 25lbs. We're doing two.

    Question on bleeding: Do you hang and bleed them or not?

    I did not and soaked one in brine/ice water for 24hrs after and it was succulent!
     
  6. mamanaturale

    mamanaturale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    narragansett for us. we are picking him up tomorrow from the butcher. [​IMG] i am hoping to do standard bronze next year i think.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Can you email me some tamales - yummy!

    The Midget White and Bourbon Red are the best tasting to me btu they are all good, we eat turkey all year. [​IMG]

    We don't really hang them to bleed, we use the axe method so the blood pumps out pretty quick.

    Steve in NC
     
  8. hoosiergal

    hoosiergal Out Of The Brooder

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    narragansett for me, bought her in the spring and she dressed out at about 22 lbs. my first home-grown-processed bird. can't wait to taste it.[​IMG]
     
  9. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One each BR,RP and black spanish. Lot's of guests this year.
     
  10. hermiesbirdies

    hermiesbirdies Out Of The Brooder

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    nada, zip, zero. mamma wanted to cut back this year so I am workin a 12 hour shift and she is goin out with her momma and brother.

    The boss has promised me a turkey leg for working part of his shift. I will see if he pays up or not
     

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