I have several two year old heritage turkeys (4) my wife and another woman have said they don't want them for Thanksgiving because they are too old to butcher. They have been out back in a pen, they eat a southern states mix for turkeys and craked corn. They have some free range outside the pen area. They are very large. I don't know the answer? Are they still good to eat? What is the ideal age? How old is too old?
They might be greasy tasting at that age. Would've been better around a year old, for a heritage breed. You might still be able to get away with it, if they'd been free ranging the whole time. Not that feed is bad, I just mean, free ranging they wouldn't have had so much time to pick up the fat that they would've with feed at this point. Your wife and freind are probably dead on with the two old to butcher thing. You could try selling them to someone that wouldn't mind? Or you can butcher one and give it a try before Thanksgiving.
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