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$2.25 Per Bird for Processing??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cluckychick, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Is this to much to pay? Just curious...
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    sounds about right I have heard of anywhere from 1.50-3.00 per bird depending on the place.
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'd pay that in a second. I had 2 turkeys processed last fall for $7/bird.
  4. There is a lot to processing. The equipment alone to do it would cost you more.

    Plus, they will get rid of the parts you do not want.
  5. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    NW Oregon
    I was able to make an appt for my meat birds, 90 min later I had them back, cut up and wraped 3.10 a bird
    for me it was WELL worth it.
  6. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    i process for people, but in trade. no offense, but if you can't kill the bird yourself, it's actually worth a HECK of a lot more to have someone who is willing to do it. [​IMG]
  7. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia
    the only one i could find in my area wants $4 a bird
  8. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    That is what I pay.
  9. That sounds like a really decent price.
  10. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    I pay $1.45 each. Extra cutting more.

    We are going to try and do some ourselves on the next batch I raise and see how that goes. I can save about 15 to 20 cents per pound by doing it myself.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009

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