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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:50 am 
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And Thanksgiving and Easter.

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I bought six, I should be able to keep three alive.

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Looking good, Mac.

Having just learnt that Turkey meat is a no-no for gout sufferers, this Christmas means i have to forego my usual turkey dinner! :cry: :cry:

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Christmas can come now! :)


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Turkeys are fugly birds, aren't they?


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Turkeys are fugly birds, aren't they?


And they are crap drivers.

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So long as they taste good, that's the most important thing. :D


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Personally I like turkey and think it a shame that it's not on the menu more often.


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What do feed your turkeys on, do they require any special food?


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Lord Muck wrote:
Personally I like turkey and think it a shame that it's not on the menu more often.



So do I......................I particularly like the breast portion.........................................:roll:

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Rupert Jones wrote:
What do feed your turkeys on, do they require any special food?

Cranberries.

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Rupert Jones wrote:
What do feed your turkeys on, do they require any special food?



They are best when raised outside, to eat bugs, grains, leaves and such. Inside they eat any grain.


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Lord Muck wrote:
Personally I like turkey and think it a shame that it's not on the menu more often.



So do I......................I particularly like the breast portion.........................................:roll:

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It helps if you lay your bacon over the breast , after you have inserted your stuffing into its cavity

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Mine was a serious question, what should you feed turkeys on?


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Rupert Jones wrote:
Mine was a serious question, what should you feed turkeys on?

McFarmer already gave an answer and I think he's right.
I suppose if they are home reared turkeys you could let them roam around, foraging etc and supplement them with pellets.
If on a commercial basis then you would have a regulated mash or pellet system.


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Rupert Jones wrote:
Mine was a serious question, what should you feed turkeys on?


Any poultry mash, although if memory serves me turkeys do have another essential amino acid. Or maybe that's something else.

When they are young we buy a special turkey grower feed, then let them roam for the last couple months or so. A varied, wild diet lends a better flavor I think.

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