Anybody in the Rochester NY area processing chickens?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by karmical, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Curious if there's anybody out there in the Rochester NY area who processes chickens?

    I may have to cull for the first time and am not sure I could do the deed and the processing myself....

    thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. TheMartianChick

    TheMartianChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm in Syracuse, but I don't have any experience. Are there any Amish in your area? Or maybe you could call the local cooperative extension office. Someone there might know who could assist you. You might also post something on Craigslist or Freecycle, offerig some of the meat in exchange for help.
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    My mom is from rochester but I am here Sorry good luck hope you can get up the gutts to do it.

    Henry
     
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish my grandpa was still around. He could have done it for you. He was in Fairport. Sorry.
     
  5. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just hang them up by their legs, take a sharp knive and slit their throat. Then either pluck them or skin them. Cook to taste and enjoy. Don't forget to take the innards out before you cook it.[​IMG]
     
  6. marko15

    marko15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many bird do you have to process
     
  7. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live between Binghamton and Elmira ,I go to a place in Spencer VanEtten that process poultry.They are called The Grap Brothers.They are real reasonable.They like to do 50 at a time or more.You drop them off and pick them up in a day or two frozen and bagged.They used to charge like $1.50 per bird up to 5lbs. then $.40 lb. over that.They do a great job.As far as I'm concerned for the job they do I can't beat it. Will
     
  8. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi neighbor!! I live in Ithaca!! [​IMG] What kind of birds do you raise?

    Thanks so much for the post, I think I've heard of that place. They also process large animals I think.

    Well so very happy to know where to take mine when the time is here, but I may have to go in with someone else, because I doubt I'll ever have 50 birds at one time.

    Thanks again!
    Theresa
     
  9. karmical

    karmical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everybody...I was just considering culling one very naughty pullet who's been making trouble for the group with feather picking...thought about rehoming her too, but feel bad passing off a somewhat aggressive feather picker...I only have seven birds and they are VERY much pets...I was going to wait out the weekend giving her a high dose of AviaCharge and see if that made a difference - she's just coming out of a broody spell and wasn't getting the supplement like the others. She seems to be coming around now, so I'm gonna give her some more time.

    In the meanwhile, all the reading I did about processing birds has made me think I might consider raising some just for that purpose! I'll definitely check out the Grap Brothers! Thanks for the info [​IMG]
     
  10. marko15

    marko15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason I asked how many you had to process is that I used to process them last year, but I am not going to do it this year unless I get alot better equipment, (I might do a couple of small batches for friends and family)
     

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