Anyone know a poultry processor around Sac, CA?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by simplyscrambled, May 11, 2009.

  1. simplyscrambled

    simplyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I checked craigslist, I googled, I tried the yellow pages. No luck. [​IMG]

    I've never eaten any chicken besides the one packaged in plastic at the grocery store. I'm hatching a number of eggs, and the roos I can't sell, I thought I'd get them processed and see if I could tell the difference.

  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Maybe try a butcher shop.. I know there is a couple in Sac... not sure if they process them but it might be worth a try. Also maybe post on craigslist in the farm and garden section.. maybe someone there will know . And if you find one... please post it here [​IMG]

  3. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    I'm in Placerville and would like to know also. We did 23 ourselves in February and just processed 6 this past weekend. We're processing the remaining 16 this coming weekend. We have a few friends who are coming to learn how to process the birds... LOL, nothing like hands-on experience for them and free help for us!
  4. simplyscrambled

    simplyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I asked a co-worker who grew up processing birds and has a small farm outside of town, and she offered to do the deed with me when they're ready! [​IMG] So...I'm wondering if I have what it takes [​IMG]

    She also mentioned a Hmong woman in West Sac that processes chickens, but has a min. of 25 birds at a time.

    At this point, I don't even have the eggs! And I'm not raising meat birds, they'd be the left over roos, and I'll probably be handling them a lot when they're small, because the objective is primarily hens to lay eggs for the school coop (tamer the better!) and 3 as 'pets' for me!

    Oui vey.

    I'm thinking that I may not be quite up to it this year, but maybe next I can hatch some meat birds, and treat those different from Day 1, and that would make a big difference, mentally!

    BUT, still, if anyone knows someone, I'd still like to find someone to do even one bird, so I can see what it tastes like, if I do end up with one that ends up for the table!

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