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How do I find a hit man?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ArabiansR2Cool, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am thinking ahead to when I have chickens to butcher, and I was wondering how to find a local place to process them? I know I won't be able to do it myself. After they are dead, I think I could do the rest, but I know that I wouldn't be able to actually chop off the heads.

    I am in NE Indiana.

    Also, what's a fair price to pay?
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Quote:Doing the "deed" is not as bad as you think, especially if you think you
    can process them with no problem.

    If you just decide you can't do it, and that is ok, you may want to ask a
    friend who hunts. Most hunters could handle it. Pay him or her with a
    few fresh birds.
  3. ArabiansR2Cool

    ArabiansR2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

    That doesn't help me, lol. My friend who hunts has someone else process his deer.
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Would think anyone who can kill a deer could kill a chicken. I have my deer process also, just faster.
    Can kill my chicken also, but I take them all to be process, 50 chicken in less than 30 min.
  5. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2008
    HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL. I'm in Cal.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
  7. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Killing it's the easy part. Processing is the difficult time consuming task.
  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Buy/make me a plucker and send your birds here!!!! I hate plucking. Chopping their heads off is the easiest part.
  9. EliteTempleton

    EliteTempleton Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2008
    SW MI
    I live in SW Michigan. It's about a 2 hour drive from my house to Fort Wayne, one way.

    I'm a hunter, my wife(also a hunter) and I process our own everything. My dad is a retired butcher, he taught us how and gave me tools for the job.

    We could probably work something out. PM me if you like.
  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Greyfields referred me to our county extension office when I was curious about where to have our own chickens processed. You can call them, look up "butcher" on the local phone book, or try the local grange. Someone will know where to send you!

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