How much to charge to process geese???

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  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Hi all-My BIL knows I process my own birds and wants me to do all his and his two friends geese they get during hunting season-Im not kidding when I say they shoot 30 at a time-our town is overrun with them-anyhoo what do I charge I suggested 3$ a bird then he was on me fast saying Im in! Then I said-Bring me 1 bird and Ill do it to see how long it takes-Im thinking 4$ a bird-what do you all think??? will my redneck chicken plucker work on them like it does on chickens and is there anything different I need to know anatomy wise that makes them harder to empty their cavities out?
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote $7 each.
     
  3. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Save yourself the hassle and run now.... geese and ducks are so much harder to pluck than chickens. I would say.... $4.00 / bird if he helps or $7.00 / bird if you do it by yourself.


    Trust me.... not worth it. I've done thousands of chickens and only a handful of ducks / geese and it's not because I can't raise them.... the processing just takes foreEVER! LOL.... either way good luck!
     
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  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Holy crud 7$ a goose? This will be funny to watch his face when I say that! did you dunk them in hot water to help with plucking? and I have a small redneck feather plucker will it be that much harder on geese??
     
  5. sonew123

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    Quote:wow
     
  6. Jared77

    Jared77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats why he jumped on the price. Its also why many waterfowlers (Im one too) breast them out (my group plucks but its a PAIN) so something to think about. If he wants a whole bird then Id go for $7 also. If he only wants them breasted out $4 is fair. Your also smart to start with 1 and see how it goes.
     
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    You couldn't pay me enough to pluck waterfowl. We pluck one or 2 geese a year - 1 for the christmas goose and a few ducks they are a pain.

    Steve
     
  8. sonew123

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    Quote:typically he always breasts them out but since I do whole birds he asked if I would do them-not all of them but half of them about 15 or more-his whole group of friends -Ill tell him a price after I process 1 bird--does anybody dunk them in boiling water and use feather pluckers???
     
  9. sonew123

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    Quote:Man Steve-that rots I guess Ill have to try 1 for myself and then tell him 10$ each LOL-thank you
     
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  10. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried a Whizbang plucker on ducks. Didn't work to well.

    I hear wax wax is the ticket.

    And yes, $7, not a typo, they are going to take some time.

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