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post #11 of 16

I got my done at Martin's Chicken Butchering near Nappanee IN (Amish lady) $1.75 per bird  -that's just a little over 2 hrs from you.

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Originally Posted by greenriver 

WOW! Thanks. Just googled and its a four hour drive for me......I need to send the ole lady, she loves road trips....

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by KatyTheChickenLady 

A.T. Hagan :

Sure wish we had something like this here in Florida.  I don't think we have a processor that will accept small lots of birds anywhere in the state.

.....Alan.


start one!


have you looked into how much it costs/all that it entails to have a state certified/therefore USDA certified processor??  not the easiest.... not to mention.. i "swear" (based on personal experience) that in some states, the fewer the certified processors the better (less work the USDA has to do by having someone "oversee" the whole ordeal, making it legal).  at least that's the way they want it to be...

ETA god i'm jealous of all the folks who have amish nearby...


Edited by eKo_birdies - 12/27/10 at 4:50pm
If you don't rescue, DON'T BREED.

My tax dollars pay for your irresponsibility.  SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS, dog pimp isn't a job.
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If you don't rescue, DON'T BREED.

My tax dollars pay for your irresponsibility.  SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS, dog pimp isn't a job.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by jemmasgrandma 

I got my done at Martin's Chicken Butchering near Nappanee IN (Amish lady) $1.75 per bird  -that's just a little over 2 hrs from you.

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Originally Posted by greenriver 

WOW! Thanks. Just googled and its a four hour drive for me......I need to send the ole lady, she loves road trips....



Thanks jemmasgrandma.....Yep, less than three hours. And cheaper, getting better all the time.

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post #14 of 16

What is the contact info for the woman in Nappanee?  I am just west of Indy and have used J&M for the past few years. I think they do a good job for chickens during the year (I don't know if they process in the summer).  We raise turkeys at Thanksgiving to sell and this past year they really screwed up my dates so that I really had to rush to get people their orders.  I think they get overwhelmed at that time of year. There is also a processing plant just across the Illinois line that we may try this year.

 

As for whether you get your birds back or not, yes you do.  They pen each person's orders seperately and process them in the order that they come in. Since they do them in batches, they can keep yours together.  I also agree that the Miller's kids are as nice as they can be.

post #15 of 16

I am hoping to take my first 2 birds there (J&M) for processing on Friday (I called today- they process Wednesday and Friday I guess!) and I have never done something like that before. What do you suggest bringing them in? Do I have to be there by 7:30 as Ive read in other posts? Anything else I should know?

 

Thanks So much!!

post #16 of 16
You can take them in anything you want. You will need to unload the birds when you arrive. I suggest taking them in something somewhat small so you can catch them easily. I use a large dog crate to transport mine and it works great. I hope this helps.

Husband to a wonderful wife, father to 2 beautiful (red-headed) daughters, 1 dog, 2 cats, Easter Eggers, White & BBS Silkies, Coronation Sussex & Tetra Tints.

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Husband to a wonderful wife, father to 2 beautiful (red-headed) daughters, 1 dog, 2 cats, Easter Eggers, White & BBS Silkies, Coronation Sussex & Tetra Tints.

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