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david johnson
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« on: May 19, 2017, 02:51:46 PM »

Got some frayed feather ends on lower neck, Any tricks to take care of this it looks like hell.  Double washed the turkey in dawn and double rinsed and tumbled in cob grit with no baffles.


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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 10:14:04 PM »

Did you gas it?
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 10:57:38 PM »

no but I should have, I usually do all my birds but been trying a few things here and there after reading other posts. Do you think i can squirt some on the feathers individually and get them straightened out?  I tried a little laquer thinner on my fingers and tried to straighten one out but really didnt do much.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 07:42:40 AM »

I don't do many Turkey, but pretty much everyone says you gotta gas them. Even the diehard no gas waterfowl guys. I don't gas ducks, or pheasant, but the last Turkey I did (over a year ago) I gassed. Did it outside and then hung it up outside and got it 90% dry before I brought it in the shop. There are some great Turkey guys here, hopefully one will chime in.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2017, 11:17:51 PM »

Several guys at the state show asked if I had my turkeys. I never had any of my birds. Once the bird is dry do you smell the gas on the bird at all. Why would gasing turkeys be better?
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 11:24:14 PM »

I have mounted a lot of turkeys and have had one do that to me. It was over most of the bird. I have no idea what made it do it either. I didn't see any hope of fixing it so I ended up just ripping the skin off the body and pitching it in the trash. I remounted with different cape. I know that doesn't help you much but I don't have an answer.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2017, 01:13:47 AM »

Im gonna try everything.  Will let you know if I find something that works
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2017, 03:18:37 AM »

Gas will do nothing to fix that. They appear to be damaged. I would be surprised if anything fixed it.

BTW, I've mounted plenty of turkeys without gas with no issues.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2017, 10:09:38 AM »

I'm glad to hear I don't have to gas Turkey!  I only got 2 this year, but that'll make it way better.
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2017, 10:30:20 AM »

I used gas once. I have done many birds after that and I see no difference in the end result.

I had the same thing happen to me on one turkey. I couldn't fix it. I tried everything I could think off.
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 10:53:34 AM »

I don't gas turkeys.   
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2017, 05:07:05 PM »

I know you said you double rinsed.
But that is soap residue in the feathers.  Rinse that area really well again and dry.  Repeat if nessary.

All the gas in the ground wont fix that.
And I gas turkeys!
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2017, 07:45:13 AM »

Agreed that double rinsing isn't sufficient.   Birds needs to be soaked in rinse water for 15-30 minutes.  Pour it off, drain bird, then immerse in fresh water.   I do this 6-8 times on all birds.   Spraying off will not work.   They need to be totally immersed.   I have several Rubbermaid totes that I use to expedite this process.   It takes half a day, but I do multiple birds. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2017, 11:09:03 AM »

gas is a thing of the past.  soak all birds in odorless mineral sprits.  same result as the gas without the danger. soaking turkeys is no problem either.   soak the wings by themselves, then the body.
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2017, 11:40:05 AM »

I also believe it's soap residue..

I don't gas my turkeys and I don't have that issue..

I ring my birds out over and over under running water until no suds... 

If it's not grease, it's soap.

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