made the processing appt

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by carousel, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made the appt to have my 7 Conish X processed next tuesday. They would have turned 7 weeks old on Wed, but I think I'm ready to be done <G>.
    It has been interesting for sure, I have not yet decided if I would do this again or not. I have decided that 7 is enough "meaties" for the back yard flock - situation.
    I might do this again? but time things better so they could be outside instead if in my garage. it has just been too cold at night to leave them outside. They have had afternoon's outside, and it was fun to see them act like chickens - well pretty much act like chickens.
     
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    Hobbley_Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did you find someplace to process them? How much will it cost you? Will it be cost effective in the end?
     
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Quote:I know.....I was told the closest meat processing place around here was 1 1/2 hours away, then I found out it wasnt' there anymore.

    Gonna do the job ourselves.
     
  4. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well to be honest! through this list!
    it is about 40 miles away will be 3 or 4.00 a bird depending on size.
    I live in town, I'm not going to process in my back yard, and for me 4.00 plus gas is worth it! no fuss, no mess, none of my time, and less chance something gets messed up.
    I love in NW Oregon
    I'm going http://harringtonpoultry.com/
     
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Whoa! just at $3 a bird that would cost me over $100 just for processing. So glad I live far enough out to butcher our own.

    It's good though that you can go there. Hey, if I could afford it and there was one close by, I would go to. [​IMG]
     
  6. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I started this, it was not about getting cheap chicken.
    it was about being more responsible for my food.
    Frankly I'm good to pay someone 4.00 to kill, clean, clean up etc....
    so again, this was not about "cost" savings.
    If I think about what I get paid per hour at work, I would pay someone 4.00 a bird for what it would take ME to do all of the above, it is a BARGIN.
    But when all said and done? I will let you know about the "math" I have kept track of my costs.
     
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