Cost to Butcher?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Benniken, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Benniken

    Benniken Hatching

    Mar 16, 2009
    Just curious as to what you all are paying to get your chickens processed? That is when you can find someone to process chickens.
  2. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    I pay $1.45 each for Cornish x's, a $1.70 each for all other breeds.
  3. exsia

    exsia In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2009
    Damascus, Oregon
    Last I checked, it was $4.75 per bird. I just do them myself [​IMG]
  4. CARS

    CARS Songster

    I believe we paid $2.00 per Cornish last year. The turkeys were X.XX a pound. (don't remember right now) I do remember that we probably wont raise Turkeys anymore because the processing costs were outrageous!!

    The local processor will only do Cornish and Broad Breasted birds. No old hens or roos.
  5. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    I pay 3 dollars a bird, which is insanely cheap I think... of course now iam seeing all these people list 1 dollar and change...

    stupid upstate NY.
  6. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    It is $3.00 around us too. I would rather pay then do it myself.
  7. Harp Turkey Ranch

    Harp Turkey Ranch Songster

    Dec 18, 2008
    McCleary, WA
    Here the local guy wants 3.50 for Cornish X's and 4.50 for rangers as he sells Cornish X's and Rangers are stealing his business ??? Turkeys are 10 dollars each no matter weight. But there again will only do up to 25 lb turkeys.

    Sounds cheap enough, but it really is not that hard to do your own. Why pay some body to do what you can in no time. and think how much money you'll save or make depending on how you look at it.
  8. willheveland

    willheveland Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    southern tier,NY
    I have a couple guys I use But depending on what they do $1.65-$2.25 per bird.

    One guy is $2. anysize for a whole chicken.(you bag and take home and freeze)

    Other guy starts at $1.60 and adds alittle if over 5-6 lbs birds.Then if you want them halved $.25 a bird.(he provides bags,bags them and you pick them up frozen solid)

    For these prices,I can't keep the water hot.I would rather pay them just to keep them around for this trade is getting smaller and harder to find.They do a great job and really take pride in their work.The later one mentioned processes any animal and considers himself a professional butcher.He doesn't make much on poultry but considers it part of the trade and continues to do it. Will
  9. I'd love to raise some meaties, but simply canNOT find anyone around here to process them. It'd be worth the cost to me to send them out, really.
  10. CARS

    CARS Songster

    Quote:You don't have any meat lockers in your area? Almost any one that processes beef and pork has a "poultry day" every couple weeks.

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