People will bet on the strangest things, especially if they are looking for entertainment. Of course, this is how some businesses make their money and is a great source for funds for non profit organizations. The turkey drop is just one more thing that people can bet on, though it’s more exclusive to Thanksgiving than most other betting tables are.
There are a variety of ways to do the turkey drop, so feel free to modify these methods to fit your own needs. As long as the basic concept is followed, everything should flow smoothly. To begin, you will need a sheet of poster board, a ruler, a flat concrete surface, some chalk and a turkey.
Draw a large square on the ground with the chalk. Divide this square into a set number of smaller squares. Number the squares by drawing the number in the square with a piece of chalk. Create a grid on your poster board that includes all the numbers on the chalk square.
Once you’ve created the basic design for the turkey drop, you now need to sell the squares. You can set your own price for the squares as well as the amount that the “house” receives, which is usually around 50%. So, if you have twenty squares and you sell them for $1 a piece, splitting the pot 50/50 means that the “house” gets $10 and so does the winner. This is something you need to figure out and decide on before selling the squares so that you can give people an accurate number for their potential winnings.
Once you’ve sold the squares, the only thing left to do is to play the game. You have to pay special attention when you play the turkey drop because turkeys are pretty fast about “dropping” more than once. If your turkey has been penned in a small area until the game, he’s probably going to move pretty fast when you let him out. so, make sure you are close enough to see what he does.
Release the turkey onto the square. Watch the turkey. The turkey will poop on one of the squares. The first square that the turkey poops on is the square that wins the prize. Contact the person who paid for that square and let them know they have won the turkey drop!