In it for the food

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WLLady
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Re: In it for the food

Post by WLLady » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:53 am

welcome to pto!
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Re: In it for the food

Post by Killerbunny » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:00 pm

I had ours done today at 23 weeks and they re perfect for us. Nice carcass and all 6 came in at 4.4lb. I'm happy.
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Re: In it for the food

Post by KimChick » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:42 pm

Welcome from Rideau Lakes!
We processed our meat chickens late summer and will be doing our 9 turkeys in two groupings in a couple of days.
Then it will be "freezer camp" for a few young roosters.
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Re: In it for the food

Post by Killerbunny » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:39 pm

We even got exercise at the processors. A big Tom got away from the chap ahead of us and DH and a worker had to run after it. Another chap managed to head it off. We were next and we heard Henderson yelling to the chap "careful, those things fly" he wasn't prepared for the strength of the birds. If one of ours had got away they'd have been in the trees. They did a nice job on the 10 turkeys and 6 cockerels. We also came home with a box each of their sausage and bacon!
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Beltsville Small White turkeys.
Mutt chickens for eggs
RIP Stephen the BSW Tom and my coffee companion.
RIP Lucky the Very Brave Splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.
:turkey:

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Re: In it for the food

Post by kenya » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:02 pm

10 turkeys!!!!! You must have a big freezer!
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Re: In it for the food

Post by Killerbunny » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:17 pm

Most are pre- ordered!
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Beltsville Small White turkeys.
Mutt chickens for eggs
RIP Stephen the BSW Tom and my coffee companion.
RIP Lucky the Very Brave Splash Wyandotte rooster.
RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.
:turkey:

:bat:

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