Minnesota processors?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chandasue, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. chandasue

    chandasue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of a chicken processing business on the north side of the twin cities to st cloud area to Mille Lac? We live by Princeton. There's a place way up by Little Falls but that's a long drive to have no more than 20-30 birds butchered per year. We'll learn to do it ourselves if we must but if there's someone that can do it for us that would really be nice.
     
  2. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI. I am in Princeton too! North side.
    I checked this out this summer. There are none around here. Best bet was a place in Dennison down by Northfield. They do not have a minimum. I think the one in Little falls has a 200 bird minimum. Google poulty processors in Minnesota and it will give you the list I found.

    For what it is worth I skin mine and i cna do one in about 5 minutes, start to drawn. You'll get the hang of it fast.
     
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  3. chandasue

    chandasue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sort of surprised that there isn't someone closer... We're going to have to do it ourselves. I suppose skinning is the cleanest way to do it. Thanks! Hey- We live in the Baldwin Twp area. Practically neighbors! [​IMG]
     
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  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi , I am in central wisc.. I went to the tech school in Pine City, Minn..

    We have a Hmong processing facility just 25 miles south of here.. they will do 1 to as many as you want for $1.85 per chicken.. ducks , geese and turkeys are $5.oo...

    There are a couple of Menonites who will travel to your home and do them for you.
    I don't know what they charge..

    This is just for your information so you know more about what you are looking for..

    why don't you neighbors set up a butchering trailer and go into a part time butchering service?? It sounds like your area needs something like that.

    I have the plans for a couple of different types of pluckers you could build.. I am just about finished with my first Whizbang

    ......jiminwisc.........
     
  5. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't found one in our area. I live in Milaca. I take mine to Nelson shine produce which is up close to Brainerd. It may even be Little Falls, but not sure. They do an awesome job though. I really like them.
     
  6. chandasue

    chandasue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No kidding! I've called several organic poultry farmers in the area and they all drive their birds to Little Falls. I think that's crazy! That's like adding nearly $100 to the cost of the birds for gas alone, add a meal or two on the road besides! It's just not worth it.
     
  7. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

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    Hey, you two - I live southeast of you, near Forest Lake, south of North Branch. Good luck finding a processor. I don't know of any in your area, unfortunately.
     
  8. chandasue

    chandasue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Save the Earth - It's the only planet with chocolate." [​IMG]

    I LOVE IT!
     
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    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. chandasue

    chandasue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice try but those are even further away than the one by Little Falls and the one south of the cities. Definitely a small market for anyone interested in starting such a venture in the area east of St Cloud and north of the cities...
     
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