Any Local WV Processing Plants???

WVFarmgirl

In the Brooder
11 Years
Dec 19, 2008
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I am located just south of Morgantown, WV and I can't find any processing plants! The one that I took my 'extra' roos to last year is now closed (white oak ridge farms)... So sad!
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I absolutely love the fresh chicken I had last year, but I'm not into doing the 'dirty deed' myself, tried it once, the roo is still living happily in my flock
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... Anyone know of any place near Morgantown? I need to know before I make a purchase and I'm stuck butchering 25 chickens myself... (I admit, I think if there were 25 chickens, me, and a knife... I'd lose, and this is not a story I want for my eulogy) I'm willing to drive, but lets be honest if it's more than a couple hours away, I'm afraid I'll have to settle for store bought chicken *yuk!*
 

bibliophile birds

Songster
10 Years
Oct 4, 2009
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Great Smoky Mtns, Tennessee
i wouldn't want to take my wonderfully clean farm raised chickens to a plant... but that's just my opinion. processing plants really gross me out (that's where store-bought chickens pick up all their nastiness).

i'd check around for any local old-timers who would do it for you, probably at your home. you could work a price out with them or maybe just pay them in chicken! do you have a farmer's market? i'd check there and ask at your feed store.
 

blueskylen

Songster
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
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WV
There is a great Menonite family that processes poultry near Grantsville, MD - Silver Lining Poultry is the name that they use. They do the best job of processing that I have ever seen - not a pinfeather left. It might be in the phone book, and I'll try to find the number, as I have it here somewhere.
It was around $1.00 per chicken plus extra if you wanted it cut up certain ways.
 

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