looking for chicken processor for my broilers.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jmcgregor, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. jmcgregor

    jmcgregor Hatching

    Jan 12, 2012
    caught the chance to get Myers broilers, coming this week and want to check out all options of who butchers in my area, Cayuga, Wayne ,Seneca, Monroe Oswego counties in upstate , NY, Thanks!
  2. calamtykel

    calamtykel In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2009
    I'm looking in the Penn Jersey area. My regular processor who did a few birds for us in the past copped out on me. This was after I confirmed with her before I bought this batch. ;(
    What I tried doing is emailing local farms - I went to a website that was a kind of food alliance for Penn Jersey and just started emailing local farms.
    So far I've gotten the answer that there is one 1 1/2 hour away for $4 a bird and then the next closest is 2 1/2 hours but he's cheaper. This is a real bummer - I was paying $3 per bird and our processor was 5 minutes from here. I got spoiled.

    At this point, I'm so sick of depending on people that I'm about to learn to do it myself. I started with 31 meat birds - lost two. Then today I find that I am down to only 26!!! I know a predator got one - I found the feathers. So I guess the predator got MORE than one. I am very upset because they are at processing age now - and I put a lot of feed into them!
    If I end up doing them myself, which would be a tremendous mess and learning experience (THANK YOU to the person who put the instructions on here!) I would break them up as 26 is too many to do at once.

    My grandmother remembered that her mother would send all the kids outside to get whichever chicken they could catch, they'd bring it to her and she'd butcher it and cook it up for dinner. Good grief - if they could do it with a butcher knife and a pot - there must be a way we can do it too.
  3. jmcgregor

    jmcgregor Hatching

    Jan 12, 2012
    I had to clean one layer @ 30 weeks, she was kind of tough, but didn't want to waste the meat, she had both legs broken, I know there is processors in my area just have lost the numbers..hope all goes well with your butchering or find someone close!
  4. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    Kingsville, MD
    Do it yourself. It really is not hard.

  5. goldfinches

    goldfinches Songster

    May 6, 2011
    I'm in Maryland, I also got the deal from Meyer, my chicks arrived today and seem to be nice ones.

    I can show you how to butcher, if you feel like coming all the way down here. I think it may be about a 5 hour trip, though, kind of long...

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