Processing in the Portland, OR area

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

  1. matimeo

    matimeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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

    http://harringtonpoultry.com/

    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

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    There's a new USDA inspected plant in Scio. Here's an article on it: http://tenriversfoodweb.org/home/?p=7642

    But
    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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