How long to process (commercially) - how long would I be waiting?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by vermontgal, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. vermontgal

    vermontgal Songster

    I'm just wondering, if I take my 12 birds to a butcher (stationery or mobile), how long would I expect to wait while they are done? We have a portable butcher who comes highly recommended, and there are a few stationery places, too. In either case I would probably be getting in on a slaughter day where this is already in the works - I wouldn't have to include set up or take down in my wait time, and I believe they all have pluckers.
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    Thanks for any knowledge on this.

    Edited to add - obviously, getting my turn in the processing might be part of the wait - but I was more looking for - how long does it take to process 12 chickens. I have never done this before, but it seems like each bird takes maybe 3-5 minutes including plucking with a machine?
     
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  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Songster

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    More than likely it will take them longer to set-up than to do the processing... my guess would be a half hour of set up time and about 15-20 minutes for twelve birds.

    This would be with two people... as they usually work in groups of at least two.
     
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    An hour or 2, depending on how many they're doing and how much time between steps. Take a book and have a coke while they do thier thing.
     
  4. wohneli

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    I have processed a few birds and it still takes me like 30-40 minutes per bird (hand plucking included). I wish I could do it that fast.
     

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