ideas for finding someone to let me help them process

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by rainplace, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    My post in this forum and in my state post didn't get any responses. There has got to be someone near me that needs help processing and would be willing to take on a newb to help. I've thought about craigslist, but I'm a bit scared putting myself out there... "female with child looking to help you slaughter..." umm... it just doesn't seem safe. Do any of you have ideas on how I might find someone to let me help them process this years birds? My son is keen to participate also which comes as a surprise considering I always thought of this one as my "sensitive" child. I'd hate to hack this sort of thing on my own when he's interested.
  2. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    I would let you help but Washington is a bit of a trip.
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    I don't think it's an odd request, if only we weren't an entire continent away from each other I'd be glad to have you over during our next butchering session. Keep posting on both this forum & the "Where are you?" forum, sometimes messages get lost in the crowd. You could also check with your local 4-H, and ask the folks at your feed store, they might know someone who does meat birds. Good luck & keep trying!
  4. kingmt

    kingmt Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    You will probably get a better response if you just bump your old post instead of starting new ones also. If you find someone that does chickens then they will probably let you help. I think the local 4H club is a great place to start.
  5. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Cascade Range in WA
    You could try putting up a flyer or poster on the board at your feedstore/ranch supply.

    Don't know how far is too far to drive for you. We're in south-central WA. That would probably be 3 hours or so, depending on how far north you are. If I recall your other post you were in King Co? That would probably be more like 4-4.5 hours one way. [​IMG]

    Another idea would be to look for poultry processors. I've heard of mobile processors and you might be able to meet them at their next job and watch. Phone book would be a place to start but I know there are plenty of flyers at the board on my ranch store for processors, mobile and otherwise.

  6. Also check local farmers markets for those vendors selling chickens/turkeys and start asking. They might not want a 'newb' helper but they might offer courses.
  7. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Those are great ideas... 4H, feedstore, and farmers market!

    We don't have the mobile processor yet, but there's one in the works.

    Dan, I'm heading to the PNPA Northwest Winter Classic in Stevenson. Mid October I think. [​IMG]
  8. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Put your offer in your sig- that way, every time you post, someone has a chance to find you.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I wish you lived here!
  10. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:Thank you! That is a great idea.

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