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Negotiating price to process birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Kuhlman7, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Kuhlman7

    Kuhlman7 Hatching

    Mar 26, 2012
    Central IL
    In the past I have processed a small (25) batch of chickens myself. I do not relish this task, so have sought out some neighbor kids to do it for me. I am having a hard time finding information on how much one pays to have birds processed (lots of info about how much it costs from chick to finish, but not *just* processing.) I would crate up live birds, take them across the lane, they would get the job done, and I would come back and pick up, probably some plucked, and others "shucked." ;) I will do the packaging. These kids have experience killing and cleaning just about all manner of critter, and I trust them to do a good job. What factors should I consider when figuring this out? Can you give me a recommended rate of pay?

  2. I pay $1.95 per bird to have them done. However, these birds will have a State stamp on them meaning they are legal to sell retail in my state. That price is whole birds, not parts. Then it would be .80 each to vac seal.

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