Preparing Turkeys is no easy feat. The other day I did our biggest turkey. It didn't take long to realize my setup does NOT work well for such a huge bird. After processing and bagging him he weighed 25 pounds, I would have sworn he was even bigger. He barely fit into our 3 tub steal sink and even harder was holding that monster up against our cheapy pluck-er. He took hours, wore me out but its going to be the best tasting meal. We are going to have him and 6 midget white turkeys for sale soon. All raised on goat milk and great feed, plus happy and free range raised.
Well, we did it again. We went to Big R just for some animal supplies and came home with 3 adorable turkey babies. (it would have probably would have been more if they weren't the last ones) Yeah, we're suckers for cute babies. We're going to raise the three and see if Turkeys are for us. Maybe we will even be able to offer free range turkey meat to our customers in the future. It's hard to know what breed or sex they are coming from Big R because they don't even know. Hopefully we have a boy and girl out of the three. And hopefully only one is a male. Male animals in any species we have found so far just cause chaos. The baby chicks are doing great and they are so funny to watch. We just filled up another incubator this time with 7 Pekin ducks so we have more coming. Were still saving up eggs to hatch another 42 hens on top of those. Were going to be drowning in babies. I'm glad we have good weather coming because it's time to get back out there building again.
In the photos you can see some sleepy time photos. Were always looking to see if they are still breathing because the way they sleep freaks us out thinking they died. The turkey sitting on my chest kept yanking on my lip rings, not gently either but they are long time healed that even yanking on them don't hurt anymore. In the picture with the tub (it's a little hard to see) but you can see the three turkeys sleeping together as if they are good friends.