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Just offered this on one of the facebook pages, and will offer here,

 

for those first time processors or even those just a little rusty,,,,,,,,I will gladly help you out and walk you thru the process...you would need to bring the birds to me, preferrably on a saturday....and bring coolers or other packaging supplies...I do have the scalders and pluckers for the process,  or if you would rather learn to do it all by hand,  I could do that also...

 

I know to some this just sounds wrong, but for others it is something they really want to learn

 

and folks I will sometimes work for a big plate of baked goodies.  you would be surprised the things we barter for....

  This is an excellent offer! If I didn't know how to process fowl and wanted to, I would certainly be looking you up. To all that don't know and want to learn, I say, jump for this offer, it's coming from someone that knows the ins and outs of the whole process. You'll probably learn more in 1 or 2 hands on lessons than a do-it yourselfer from a video. Even if you have to drive several hours for the first time it would really give you a major jump start.

   I remember helping process chickens when I was 5 years old (my parents had a custom fowl processing business). I hated it as much as anybody but I'm very grateful for the experience now. I can imagine the frustration of wanting to learn and just simply not having the "gut" to try. Again I say "hop on board" with wingstone and be educated, it's for your own good.

Thank you....I believe it is a needed skill, and most just do not have anyone to show them....

 

hardest part for me is slowing down to show what I am doing,,, I am used to having an assembly line thing going and you have to keep moving so you do not get backed up.

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Offer stands for the seasoned pro's also, that just need the use of processing equipment,,,,,I find it interesting to watch others,,,no matter how long I have done you will always spot little differences with others that just might work for you.

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I wish I had someone to show me how to process chickens. I watched a lot of YouTube videos. It was hard the first time but with practice it went faster.  Fresh home grown chicken is so much better tasting than store bought.

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I've been away from custom processing for 20 years now and am not as speedy as I used to be. I still do anywhere from 50-150 a year, but it's usually not more than 5-10 at a time and sometimes just one for the table whenever we want one.

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I've been away from custom processing for 20 years now and am not as speedy as I used to be. I still do anywhere from 50-150 a year, but it's usually not more than 5-10 at a time and sometimes just one for the table whenever we want one.

just curious, because everyone says I do it backwards (whatever works)    when you are cutting up for pieces, do you remove wings and thighs first, (apparently you are suppose to).....I find it easier to half them and then cut wings and thighs from the half,,,that way I can just leave some halved for the grill also......I also get nice straight, clean cut backbones that still have a little meat for stock this way...

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looking into the field peas is getting a little confusing,,,,who knew that there was so many different kinds of peas.........little help here on what kind would be best for a feed mix........mine just help themselves to my garden peas,,,,little brats....

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Chickens
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Www.onemountainacres.weebly.com

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!
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Hey guys! Can I join this thread? I live in Pennsylvania :) I live in-between Reading and Philadelphia.

:frow Hello  from Cumberland County!

Mom to a 2 Great Dane, a Mutt, a Cat, 2 Orpingtons, 2 Silkies, and a Polish/SLW mix.
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looking into the field peas is getting a little confusing,,,,who knew that there was so many different kinds of peas.........little help here on what kind would be best for a feed mix........mine just help themselves to my garden peas,,,,little brats....

I am not sure about the peas....but made me think about planting some stuff in my garden that I can give to them for something different and would be pretty much free other then my time! (Which I love being out in my yard and garden.....I cant wait for SPRING:bun ) Any idea on what to plant?! My girls never really bothered my garden or my strawberry patch! I would find them sitting in there but nothing was ever missing or eaten!

Mom to a 2 Great Dane, a Mutt, a Cat, 2 Orpingtons, 2 Silkies, and a Polish/SLW mix.
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Originally Posted by Jnkbtd08 View Post

so... People in Pennsylvania, has anyone had any luck with their ducks laying yet? Every day I go out in the morning and check, and still no egg....?

I have at least one duck laying now. smile.png

I don't judge others...

And in return appreciate not being judged...

We all make mistakes..

We all try our best to take care of our birds..

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I don't judge others...

And in return appreciate not being judged...

We all make mistakes..

We all try our best to take care of our birds..

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