fair price for turkey processing?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by BeardedChick, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. I just called the main meat processor in my area and they don't process turkeys! Drats!!

    There is a nearby Mennonite family that I thought about asking - I think they'd process them for either $$ or a bird.

    Is it fair to offer them one of the toms in exchange for processing 4 others? Or what amount of $$ is reasonable (per turkey)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    There was one in NC that charged $7 a bird for turkeys. It really depends on what area you live in as to a fair price. We do our own processing for our use, the price is very right.

    Steve in NC
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    We take ours to an Amish family. They charge $5.00 per turkey, and 2.50 per chicken. I think its a fair price.
     
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

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    The closest place to me is a 2 hr. drive. They charge $6/turkey and $3/chicken.
     
  5. highball

    highball Hatching

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    I just had mine done for $10 a turkey. they came back vacuumed packed. I had 2 that are 42 pounds, 1 that was 40 pounds and 2that are 20 pounds
     

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