Bird processing

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

  1. Deaconsd

    Deaconsd New Egg

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    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

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    do it yourself it wont take much more than an hour.
     
  3. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm.

    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

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    Exactly right Clay Valley
     

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