Okay so we are butchering our turkeys this weekend for Thanksgiving. We have butchered chickens before and have scalded them, however in a book we have about turkeys they talk about debraining. My boyfriend thinks that this is probably a better way because of the size of the birds (getting a large enough container to scald them) and because he thinks scalding may affect the skin, which we want to keep on. I haven't been able to find a lot of information online about debraining. (surprised about this actually, thought you could find anything on the internet) Anyways I was hoping there were plenty of people online here that have done both and can give the pros and cons about each method. Also if anyone knows of any links online for debraining (I have found plenty on scalding) I would appreciate it! I can't believe its already November, seems like a month ago I just got my baby turkeys. They were great pets and I highly suggest having turkeys as pets or meat birds. I love my babies and yes I'm struggling just a little with butchering them, but they are BBB's so I couldn't keep them very long even if I wanted to! Thanks for your help!!