How to batch / identify my chickens at processing?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by boydfarm, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. Forgive me if this has already been addressed - I can't seem to word it properly to get it to come up in the searches.

    I will be taking different breeds to be processed - and since they cut off everything that might be tagged or banded, how do I tell the breeds apart once they are processed?
    I'd like to be able to compare/ contrast breeds. (Pioneers, DP cockerels)

    Thanks in advance for your ideas!
     

  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

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    Do they cut the wings off? Could you use wing bands?
     
  3. Good question ! Has anyone attempted it?
     
  4. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

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    We always wondered how birds were kept straight at the 4-H auctions, and discovered this year that they put wing bands on the birds. We brought our own home to butcher and discovered that they had put a numbered wing band on, and it was still secure after scalding and plucking. I don't see any reason that wouldn't work with your birds. Maybe you can make a call to your processor to make it sure it would work.
     

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