Yep...This is Thanksgiving Tom. He is spending his last few days in a pen all his own eating corn, oats and alfalfa. We will do the deed early Monday morning to be able to brine him until Thursday as he is a big boy and a couple of years old. This should make him tender and juicy!
Thanksgiving Tom has spent the past year in the goat pen. The other Tom's do not like him for some reason and beat up on him constantly. At one point he did not have many tail feathers remaining. We will dry pluck him like the others. I have found it is easy except for the wing tips. I use a pair of needle nose pliers on the wings and they pull right out. This saves us from boiling water and smelling those stinking wet feathers.