Processer in FL?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by sussexgal, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hoping this is the right area to post this question.

    Are there any poultry processers in Northern Florida? My brother lives in the Gainesville area and was wishing to put on some meat birds..... he was hoping there was a processer near by to take the birds when it comes time for freezer camp. [​IMG] Grateful for any help.
  2. tulie13

    tulie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2009
    NW Florida
    I don't know for sure, but I can tell you there aren't any in NorthWEST Florida!!! [​IMG] But I learned how to do it with the help of another BYC buddy in my area. How many birds is he looking at doing?

    He should check his local Yellow Pages under the headings for Butchers, and Poultry, and ask at his local feed store - usually those guys "know people", even if it's just some guy that raises chickens and kills them himself, he might be willing to process the roos for a fee or a share of the meat. I know a guy at a local hatchery that gives his buddy 8 roos and gets back 4 carcasses, plucked, cleaned and dressed.

    Good luck to him - let us know how he fares in finding someone! [​IMG]
  3. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thank you for the ideas! Will let you know how he makes out.
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    Commercial broiler production in Florida is slowly heading for extinction. If there's a processor anywhere in the state I haven't heard of one and I've been looking for several years. Sure wish there was.


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