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Anyone process their own birds in Central Florida?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by FloridaChickenChick, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking hard about raising some meat birds next year, but I don't want to do it if I can't process them myself. I think if I could watch someone or help someone, I would be well prepared. I really want to be able to finish what I start.

    Is there anyone in the central part of Florida who wouldn't mind showing me what to do? I'll pay it forward!
     
  2. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the Southern end of Volusia. I just butchered 15 meat birds (my first time), and I have 25 more birds coming early next month. So, starting sometime before Christmas, I should be butchering again.

    Do you currently have meat birds?
     
  3. FloridaChickenChick

    FloridaChickenChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1: Salt and Light...great name!
    #2: Osteen is not too far from me!
    #3: I don't have meat birds this year. I'm thinking about next spring.

    How was your first butchering experience? Obviously, it didn't turn you off raising birds for meat, so I'm assuming it went fairly well. How long did it take?

    Would you be willing to mentor me in the butchering biz? I have some really nice balsamic red pepper jelly I could barter with. :) Guess I'd have to come up with something to add to make it an even exchange, huh?
     
  4. Salt and Light

    Salt and Light Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sent you an e-mail
     

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