How much $ for on-site processing, Indiana?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by stayathomedad, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. stayathomedad

    stayathomedad Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2008
    A friend and I are getting geared up to process my cornish x's in a few weeks. We've had several requests from people asking if we would process theirs as well for a fee. I'm not opposed to it, but I don't know what a fair price would be. So, if you were to have someone come to your place to process your chickens whole, how much would you be willing to pay? Vacuum packing extra? I'm in northeastern Indiana.
  2. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    I'm not sure but I'm going to watch this post. I know we have roosters and I also know none of us want to do the processing. We keep telling ourselves we can do it....but that is yet to be seen. I was going to contact a local meat processor and see how much they would charge if I brought the chickens to them.
  3. stayathomedad

    stayathomedad Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2008
    I initially just wanted to take to processor, but the nearest one I know of is about an hour away. So I bought the whizbang plucker plans to build one, and also making some killing cones and scalder.
  4. ricky bamboo

    ricky bamboo Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 3, 2008
    Roseville, Ontario.
    i don't know about having someone come to the house...but we go to a gov't inspected processor (here in ontario, canada) and he charges $2/chicken or $4/turkey. wrapped and chilled. i've only ever taken in a small batches to process, but some guys take in hundreds or even thousands. it's a deal i can't pass up!

    with a portable setup, you would need to charge enough to cover costs (travel / equipment/ time) but not so much that it would no longer be cost effective for the client. a real fine line. i think your profit margins would be narrow, and would be a real labour of love.

    something else to think about may be to offer a 'processing workshop'....where 'students' pay a fee to learn your skill hands on.

    good luck.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  5. lnm03

    lnm03 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2008
    I couldnt find any one in Indiana to butcher/process chickens for me so I did it myself. I called the local meat market/butchershops and they all said I had to go to OH.
  6. stayathomedad

    stayathomedad Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:Yeah, I believe there is one in Antwerp. I did also find one in, I believe, Lagrange. Lagrange would probably be closer to me, but it's still about an hour trip.
  7. Motec

    Motec New Egg

    Mar 18, 2009
    I have been looking for someone in Indiana to do some processing for me. Here or there $4 each would be about the max I would pay.
  8. Superman11383

    Superman11383 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Bunnell, Florida
    you people are a bunch of fo out and raise meat birds and can't even process them
  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    I gotta drive bout 45 minutes away, but as long as i'm bringing at least 40, they charge 1$ bird (w/o packaging) chilled, and smaller lots are closer to 2ish
  10. Riparian

    Riparian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2008
    Ontario Canada
    Quote:where is this processor? im located in Tavistock.

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