So we had a wonderful weekend weather wise, which ended with spending the afternoon Sunday with family for Rob's birthday!! Nice way to end the weekend for sure.
On to new news. The tom turkeys have been sparring to establish dominance and, well, we have a winner. This would be the loser below, which is now in the roaster oven cooking. The toms were really going at it yesterday, and this guy just got so beaten up. The first picture is him still alive hanging upside down before the whole process. He had so many cut marks and open sores on his head at this point from the other tom fighting with him.
He weighed 14 pounds after being finished. The scale says 13.6 on this measurement because his neck is leaning on the deck, but when the whole thing was on the scale it was 14 pounds even. So there was 6 pounds of inners, feet, head and feathers. Very interesting. FYI, the trachea looked link those bendable straws, clear/white with ridges. Very interesting.
Wait for it, drumroll please.............
In the next two days, we will need to cauterize their horns so they won't grow. We will need to buy/borrow a hot iron to do this. I believe we will castrate both boys, but need to check in the book we have as to when this needs to be done time wise.
Busy, busy morning!