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How to harvest a turkey. [via Make]
posted by i_am_a_Jedi (8 comments total)

 
Automated plucking! Cool!
posted by phrontist at 4:47 AM on November 22, 2006


Wait, why is this different from the process of killing a chicken? Why don't they just decapitate it straight off?
posted by phrontist at 4:48 AM on November 22, 2006


they usually include the neck in the turkey, which wouldn't be in one piece if you decapitated it ... that, and a mere chicken running around with his head cut off is less bothersome than a 35 pound turkey would be ... i mean, you could play soccer with a headless chicken, but a big turkey might try to run you over ...
posted by pyramid termite at 5:07 AM on November 22, 2006


Yeah, imagine the obit. "Man killed by marauding headless turkey. News at 11."
posted by eriko at 5:10 AM on November 22, 2006


Put me in mind of the time I arrived at my brother's farm for his annual lamb roast, early on the day of the festivities. "I'm running a little behind schedule," he says, "can you give me a hand? Go out back and get the meat" and hands me a loaded 45.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:18 AM on November 22, 2006


*comes back with gun pressed to lamb's ear*

"do you have a rope to tie him up with?"
posted by pyramid termite at 6:03 AM on November 22, 2006


then there is the old fashioned way
posted by caddis at 7:05 AM on November 22, 2006


A friend of mine's in Israel this year but trying to put on a Thanksgiving dinner anyway. She says the butcher was shocked when she asked for a whole bird, and then gave her one with the neck and the feet still on. Oh, those wacky Americans....
posted by nebulawindphone at 9:53 AM on November 22, 2006


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