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Bird processing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Deaconsd, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Deaconsd

    Deaconsd New Egg

    Feb 13, 2012
    I live in Ashland NE, and I'm looking for a processor who will process both chickens and ducks for me. -We're talking 20 chickens and 10 ducks. Any ideas?
  2. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2012
    Poplar Bluff , MO
    do it yourself it wont take much more than an hour.
  3. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010

    30 birds in an hour and 10 of those are ducks. That would be 2 min a piece...

    I know it would take me a lot longer than that. Even set up fairly well with electric plucker and propane scalder.

    For someone newer to processing 10 min a bird would be good going and if they were hand plucking it might take longer yet. 30 birds x 10 min a bird is 300 min or 5 hours. Just to keep it real, add in some time for set up, clean up, washing, bagging a few breaks and it is more likely close to a days work for one person or half a day if you have to semi-skilled help.
  4. Matrix Escapee

    Matrix Escapee Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2011
    Exactly right Clay Valley

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