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Didja Know? Turkey

November 16, 2012
Owensville High School



Didja Know? Turkey

Brittni Cebulak


1.)  Didja know that the average weight of a turkey purchased at Thanksgiving is 15 pounds?

 

2.)  Didja know that the heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog?

 

3.)  Didja know that a 15 pound turkey usually has about 70 percent white meat and 30 percent dark meat?

 

4.)  Didja know that the five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles, and as a burger?

 

5.)  Didja know that turkey has more protein than chicken or beef?

 

6.)  Didja know that a turkey will have 3,500 feathers at maturity?

 

7.)  Didja know that male turkey gobble and hens do not; they make a clucking noise?

 

8.)   Didja know that commercially raised turkey cannot fly?

 

9.)  Didja that turkey have heart attacks? The United States Air Force was doing test runs and breaking the sound barrier, and nearby turkeys dropped dead with heart attacks.

 

10.) Didja know that a large group of turkey is called a flock?

 

11.)  Didja know that turkey have poor night vision?

 

12.) Didja know that it takes 75-80 pounds of feed to raise a 30 pound tom turkey?

 

13.)  Didja know that a 16-week-old turkey is called a fryer and a five to seven month old turkey is called a young roaster?

 

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