Processing in the Portland, OR area

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by matimeo, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. matimeo

    matimeo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
    Does anybody know where I could have some birds processed? Preferably a place that would be ok with just doing a couple of chickens. I've been toying with the idea of just raising a couple of meat chickens at a time, or maybe next year raising a Thanksgiving turkey in my backyard.
  2. Stefrobrts

    Stefrobrts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2009
    I think this is the only place in our area to go, but I've heard they are very good.

    I don't know if there are any farms that can do it for you, but in WA there are special laws about only processing your own birds. Processing other people's birds becomes a different set of licenses.

    Frankly, for just a couple birds, you might want to just learn to do it yourself. The birds will be calmer and not have to travel before slaughter. Though I could see taking a turkey to be processed. They can be quite a handful.
  3. ShadyHoller

    ShadyHoller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Willamette Valley
    There's a new USDA inspected plant in Scio. Here's an article on it:

    I agree with the statement that it makes sense to do your own birds, especially if don't have many. It isn't that hard, and there are good instructions here on BYC.

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