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Do any of y'all butcher chickens in small batches for other chicken owners who don't wish to "do the deed" themselves? If so how much do you typically charge? I was thinking about offering this service as a way to make some extra money to support my chicken habit.

5 Easter Eggers, 3 Olive eggers, 1 blue splash Maran, 2 Anconas, 2 Silver Laced Wayndottes, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 White Rocks, 3 Speckled Sussex,and 2 Black Australorps. Having too much fun.
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5 Easter Eggers, 3 Olive eggers, 1 blue splash Maran, 2 Anconas, 2 Silver Laced Wayndottes, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 White Rocks, 3 Speckled Sussex,and 2 Black Australorps. Having too much fun.
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I haven't offered this personally, but I have gone in with another BYC'er to utilize such a service (as hubby won't help with the "deed," and I can't do it alone).

 

I live in Oregon...so allow for some regional difference...but it runs about $4 to $4.25 per bird to have it butchered, plucked, cleaned and handed back to you in a nice little package.  I think it is technically $1 per pound most places.

 

I'll link the facility that does it here so you can see their pricing and what it entails: 

http://harringtonpoultry.com/

 

Good luck in your endeavor...sounds like a good way to bring in some extra cash if you have the time and facility.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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