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Old 09-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Got two turkeys butchered and dressed today.

My last two turkeys met the ax.

I'm not really sure that I will raise turkeys again.
They didn't want to stay in the pen and flew out.

They pooped up a mess, chased the dogs and harrased the grandkids, wife, ducks and chickens.

I think it's easier to buy them on sale.

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Old 09-22-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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My sister used to raise turkeys. They were delicious but they were pretty delicate as chicks and mean as adults. I remember one jumping on my 3 year old son and raking his back with it's claws. I wanted to KILL that thing on the spot. But it also met the ax in time for Thanksgiving. My revenge was eating him and enjoying every bite.

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My sister used to raise turkeys. They were delicious but they were pretty delicate as chicks and mean as adults. I remember one jumping on my 3 year old son and raking his back with it's claws. I wanted to KILL that thing on the spot. But it also met the ax in time for Thanksgiving.
You should of asked your sister if you could be the one swinging the axe.
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You should of asked your sister if you could be the one swinging the axe.
I'm not sure I could do that. And I've never witnessed it, either. I'm a wuss.
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nothing better than free range poultry!

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nothing better than free range poultry!
Agreed. The turkey pen is about an acre of grasses and trees.
They like to jump the fence this time of year for the blackberry's.

Their crops were filled mostly with dandylion leaves and blackberries.
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Several years ago some of my neighbors got chicks and raised them until they could be released.Now they are everywhere and those same neighbors are complaining about the mess they make.They are good eating tho.

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We have turkeys everywhere up here. All wild. I see them every day.

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When I was about 14, which was many years ago, one of my aunts offered to buy three turkey chicks if I would raise them for Thanksgiving for the families. Two of them turned out to be gobblers. One of the gobblers, the dominant one, made the lives of my two younger sisters absolutely hell that summer. Any time they came out the back door that turkey was right there. He guarded the outhouse like it was his own. I was at the age that I relished a fight so he didn't bother me. My sisters still talk about the 'summer of the turkeys.'
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When I was about 14, which was many years ago, one of my aunts offered to buy three turkey chicks if I would raise them for Thanksgiving for the families. Two of them turned out to be gobblers. One of the gobblers, the dominant one, made the lives of my two younger sisters absolutely hell that summer. Any time they came out the back door that turkey was right there. He guarded the outhouse like it was his own. I was at the age that I relished a fight so he didn't bother me. My sisters still talk about the 'summer of the turkeys.'
Geese can be a real pain in the ass to keep also. Worth it though they taste great.
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