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Does anyone know of a place around Seattle where I can have my chickens "dispatched" and dressed for the freezer? It's about time for my current girls to make way for a younger generation.

post #2 of 13
A place I found is: Lampaert Meats, Inc 17658 W Snoqualmie River Rd NE, Duvall, WA 98019 425-788-1128 I am not sure that they are taking new clients. Have you thought about processing them yourself?
post #3 of 13
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I have thought about it, but have no idea how to do it. Are there any really good resources out there for a first timer?

post #4 of 13

You are a member of the best resource I've found. I am sure there are any number of people in King County that would be willing to show you when they process their own. In Whatcom County, there is a Co-Op that owns the equipment, and you rent it when you process. I will be doing my next batch next week.

 

There is a group in Snohomish County, I'm not sure where you live...here's a link: http://www.agbizcenter.org/node/38

post #5 of 13

If you go to the Meat Birds Forum page, there is a sticky at the top ofNotable Threads that has a bunch of threads with great information.  The one titled How to Butcher a Chicken (graphic), I think it is the first oneon the list, is a good one with alot of pictures of the process.

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Originally Posted by kuken View Post

Does anyone know of a place around Seattle where I can have my chickens "dispatched" and dressed for the freezer? It's about time for my current girls to make way for a younger generation.

Kuken, did you ever find a butcher that will accept live chickens in Seattle?  I have been searching the internet unsuccessfully. . . 

post #7 of 13

Call these up. Just about any "butcher shop" should be able to atleast "clean" and dress the birds. However not sure about the actual dispatching part.

 

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=butcher+shop&find_loc=Seattle%2C+WA
 

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post #8 of 13

I plan to process birds in about a week or so. I live down in Pierce County if anyone wants to get together. 

post #9 of 13

How often do you process, LakeBird?  My husband and I are thinking about doing a batch of meaties in the spring, and it would be so helpful to go through the first processing day with someone who knows what they're doing!
 

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4 kids, 2 EEs, 2 BOs, 2 BRs, 1 RIR, 2 lemon/chocolate orpingtons, 1 EE/chocolate orp mix, and 2 Olive Eggers - growing up together in Suburban Seattle

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post #10 of 13

I just know enough to be dangerous! cool.png I learned to process this summer. After the experience, I did more research and have a plan to how I plan to process. I currently have Roo that I need to process and will pick up some meat chickens at a local farm. So in other words, I am flexible as to when I process, unless my Roo starts to crow...

 

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