Warm water and Dawn for freezer burned Turkey?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by John L, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. John L

    John L Active Member

    Near as I can tell from the searches this should fix it. But I will take any other suggestions. I have some stop rot but not enough to soak the bird about a quarter of a bottle.
     

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  2. full fan

    full fan New Member

    You will be fine with the Dawn & warm water. Then give it a good washing after it is fleshed.
     

  3. ElkinsTaxidermy

    ElkinsTaxidermy www.ronelkinstaxidermy.com

    Soak it over night. No problem.
     
  4. trophy mount TN

    trophy mount TN Trophy Mount Taxidermy

    hit it w a water hose on the inside of the skin on jet or center nozzle.
     
  5. The first thing to go bad in a soak is the scales on the feet, so if skin is burnt and hard keep feet out of soak water or sever at feather line. I've soaked a skin for more than two days and no feather loss.
     
  6. John L

    John L Active Member

    Great, thanks everyone for the replies. I wanted to make sure before I tried it. I removed the legs I did a leg to leg incision.

    Thanks a lot.

    John
     
  7. Glass eye

    Glass eye New Member

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    Scrape the skin while it's wet, that will help.
     
  8. byrdman

    byrdman Active Member

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    soak in cold water.....then freeze when wet....skin will expand when freezing...then you can thaw and resoak...it will relax better after the freeze/thaw.........thanks to dave luke for that tip