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Free chicken processing event, Western Washington

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Dogfish, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Looks like plans are finally coming together for the great McCleary chicken massacre, part 2. We'll be processing about 100 or so birds, CX, layers who don't lay anymore, and a few other odd birds. If you are interested in learning from a non-pro, let me know. We'll have a full processing outfit with kill cones, scalder, and tub plucker.


    The Friday after Thanksgiving is the day, November 26th. Probably starting aroung 8 or 9am. We are in McCleary, WA, about 20 miles west of Olympia. Probably a good day to leave your dogs at home. We trust ours, not yours. Please don't take offense. We are relative newcomers to this process, but I have used the equipment twice now, and have a lot of restaurant kitchen experience, so I can show you the basics.

    If you have birds, feel free to bring them in a secure carrier. We can do them with the others, and you will get your birds. We only ask that if you bring birds and have others help you with them, please help others with their birds. A cooler and ice would also be good things to bring for your birds. A filet knife would also be helpful, but I'll have sufficient gear for everyone.

    I do have some shrink bags available, but those are 40 cents each, which is my cost. Once my birds are bagged, the rest will be available.

    Anyway, I will cap this at 10 folks, and including folks I already have lined up, I'm at 5. Beer as an offering is welcome. [​IMG]

    Let me know.
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    One week until the event.
  3. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very cool! I'd love to attend something like that (if it existed where I live), what an awesome thing to do [​IMG]
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I'm in, thanks!! I've got some "extra" roos I'd like to process and an egg eating hen too if there's time. Thanks again!!
  5. DawnM

    DawnM Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 21, 2010
    Tacoma, Wa
    I would totally go if I didn't have to work. I really want to learn how to process birds.
  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington

    Check you messages.
  7. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow that's really cool of you! Not that I can have meat birds with the stinkin' limit of four here... but still it'd be nice to get the knowledge for Someday.
  8. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Lets see...how long would it take me to get there from Florida?
  9. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You can swing by Texas and pick me up right? I'll bring the coffee.

    Isn't this just an awesome idea?? Even if you don't have any birds you could come learn and may help you decide if raising meaties was something you could do! Dogfish is beyond awesome for doing this!
  10. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    6 now. Gonna be a good day. I'll have a BBQ with burgers and sausages. We'll save checken for later.

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