Photo blog on how to process :)

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by booker81, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    I'm going to try to put this here on my page for BYC, but it's a lot of pics and a bit of time for getting it all formatted and order, so I figured I'd just post the link to my blog [​IMG] These were done last week, and my brother took pictures. Finally weighed the frozen birds and came up with 5lbs+ for them, woo!


    How to process chickens at home
     
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  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is excellent! Our meaties arrive at the end of May, I will be using this post come processing time.
    Thank you very much for this post.
     
  3. Country Parson

    Country Parson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the post. I'll be processing later today and will definitely use this! It will be a whole-family affair. [​IMG]
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    That is extremely helpful, thanks for posting it!
     
  5. Jared77

    Jared77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was hoping you'd do this for folks......great job
     
  6. rickerra

    rickerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Great picture reference!

    I will definitely be referencing this in a few weeks time when I process my first batch of meaties!

    Thank you for sharing!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mallory

    Mallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another great tutorial/show-how. I've bookmarked it! Thanks!
     
  8. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Wonderful!! This needs to be a link somewhere.
     
  9. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This was really awesome, thank you...


    I just posted asking people to help me convince the guys to do meat birds..but the issue is..it is no where near the cost of going to the store. Rising costs = water and feed prices. While I get the desire to raise our own so we know what is in it...when I buy chicken for 99ยข a lb which means I am buying a whole chicken for under $5 usually, the cost to buy the birds, feed them, water them, etc...is almost $10 per bird..or am I missing something?

    From what I can find..small quantity of meat birds in the 2 dozen range is $2 per bird plus shipping...I know Meyers charges $20 = $70, you said 200lb of feed x 2 = 400lb = 80 bags of feed at basically $20 each = $160, plus the additional water..let's be cautious and say $25 in water..so now we have $160 plus $70 plus $25 = $255 for 25 birds..over $10 per bird [​IMG]

    I am open there are options to feeding meat birds more economical feed..ESPECIALLY since all the feeds here that aren't over $1 per lb, have soy and are not organic anyway.
     
  10. Mallory

    Mallory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering the same thing, GiddyMoon, after reading through your thread and the replies. Maybe meat birds aren't worth my money and I'll just enjoy the occasional cull bird... ? Either way, still good to know how to do it I think. [​IMG]
     

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