Professional Processing of Turkeys- Thanksgiving Day Update

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Buster, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    As many of you know, I have two turkeys that I am going to process for the holidays. I was in the feed store the other day and saw an ad for a place that processes poultry. I had planned on doing them myself but I called today out of curiosity's sake. They guy said that it was $7 a bird and he would have to wait until he had a big order. I asked when the orders were and he gave me three dates in the next week and a half. I booked an appointment for next Thursday. $7 each to have them freezer ready is well worth the money in my book. These turkeys are both around 30 pounds now. I can't wait for Thanksgiving.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I have not had a turkey processed but I can see your point. I think for $7 that might be worth it to me too.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a very fair price.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You make me sick! lol I can't find anybody to do mine. [​IMG]
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:LOL I was lucky to find this guy. I can't wait to see how they turn out. I'll post pics when I get them back. I need to ask him how much for chickens, but honestly, more than a couple bucks is to high for me on chickens.
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    No one processes up here. The closest is Mass and they charge $5 per
    chicken. I'm not paying that. Processing is part of the whole
    experience for me.

    Now $7 for a 30 pound turkey I would happily pay.
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bring em to my house, $5 per turkey, $3 per chicken. Well worth it if you ask me, drop em off on Sunday go back on Wednesday, and they are vac packed and ready to go. but I would be happy to do the $7 if I had to. [​IMG]
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:I was thinking about you when I read this post. Lucky bastage.
     
  9. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I will guess 23 pounds when they get back to ya. [​IMG]
     
  10. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    23 pounds finished weight would be just fine with me. I'm looking forward to this.

    I agree with you PC. Processing chickens is part of the whole experience. But I love the thought of someone else processing those big turkeys.
     

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