Christmas dinner

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Christmas dinner

Post by McFarmer » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:50 am

And Thanksgiving and Easter.

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Post by Coltheox » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:43 am

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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Post by Rupert Jones » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:16 am

Christmas can come now! :)

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Post by Flintstone » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:27 pm

Turkeys are fugly birds, aren't they?

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Post by McFarmer » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:23 pm

Flintstone wrote:Turkeys are fugly birds, aren't they?
And they are crap drivers.

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Post by Rupert Jones » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:47 am

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

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Post by Lord Muck » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:54 am

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

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Post by Rupert Jones » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:53 am

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

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Post by Coltheox » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:34 am

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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Post by Slider » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:39 am

Rupert Jones wrote:What do feed your turkeys on, do they require any special food?
Cranberries.
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Post by McFarmer » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:54 am

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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Post by Huffy » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:55 pm

Coltheox wrote:
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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Post by Rupert Jones » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:49 am

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

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Post by Lord Muck » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:26 am

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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Post by McFarmer » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:40 pm

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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