WHEN ARE TURKEYS READY TO BUTCHER

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by joeman2041, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. joeman2041

    joeman2041 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four turkeys I purchased at the elevator in April, two BB and twoBW. They are about three months old and pretty big! Does age have anything to do with the toughness? I thought I read somewhere that they should be about 20 weeks old before butchering. Any help is greatly appreciated:)
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I dispatch at 24 - 26 weeks of age.
     
  3. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

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    Sterling, Alaska
    I go by size. How big a bird are you looking for, how much left overs do you want. Don't know if age makes a difference with toughness like chickens. But I've never had one get older than 4 months.
     

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