November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Fresh Turkeys, Raymond's Turkey Farm: At this farm, the turkeys are raised naturally in an open environment with nothing in their feed. The owners bred a type of Broad Breasted White Holland turkey that has more white meat.

 Fun Turkey Facts
  • The average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds.
  • The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
  • A 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat.
  • The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.
  • Turkey has more protein than chicken or beef.
  • Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity.
  • Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clucking noise.
  • Commercially raised turkeys cannot fly.
  • Turkeys have heart attacks. The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier. Nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.
  • A large group of turkeys is called a flock.
  • Turkeys have poor night vision.
  • It takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey.
  • A 16-week-old turkey is called a fryer. A five to seven month old turkey is called a young roaster.

  • Hope you have a wonderful family day.
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing my life with me,


    1. fun Facts...Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Jan!

    2. My brother hatched some turkeys from eggs (along with some chickens) under incubator lights. When the turkeys hatched all but one put their heads on the lights and killed themselves. The lone survivor always thought is was a chicken and went everywhere with them. Even roosted in the trees at night. So being called a turkey is really not a good thing. Hope you have had a good Thanksgiving.


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