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)?

  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    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

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    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

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    The closest place to me is a 2 hr. drive. They charge $6/turkey and $3/chicken.
  5. highball

    highball Hatching

    Oct 8, 2008
    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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