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Seattle Chicken Processing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kuken, May 23, 2012.

  1. kuken

    kuken Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know of a place around Seattle where I can have my chickens "dispatched" and dressed for the freezer? It's about time for my current girls to make way for a younger generation.
     
  2. FeedYourself

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    A place I found is:

    Lampaert Meats, Inc
    17658 W Snoqualmie River Rd NE,
    Duvall, WA 98019
    425-788-1128

    I am not sure that they are taking new clients.

    Have you thought about processing them yourself?
     
  3. kuken

    kuken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have thought about it, but have no idea how to do it. Are there any really good resources out there for a first timer?
     
  4. FeedYourself

    FeedYourself Out Of The Brooder

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    You are a member of the best resource I've found. I am sure there are any number of people in King County that would be willing to show you when they process their own. In Whatcom County, there is a Co-Op that owns the equipment, and you rent it when you process. I will be doing my next batch next week.

    There is a group in Snohomish County, I'm not sure where you live...here's a link: http://www.agbizcenter.org/node/38
     
  5. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go to the Meat Birds Forum page, there is a sticky at the top ofNotable Threads that has a bunch of threads with great information. The one titled How to Butcher a Chicken (graphic), I think it is the first oneon the list, is a good one with alot of pictures of the process.
     
  6. SeattleLeah

    SeattleLeah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kuken, did you ever find a butcher that will accept live chickens in Seattle? I have been searching the internet unsuccessfully. . .
     
  7. Dwkuska

    Dwkuska Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. LakeBird

    LakeBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I plan to process birds in about a week or so. I live down in Pierce County if anyone wants to get together.
     
  9. MySuburbanLife

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    How often do you process, LakeBird? My husband and I are thinking about doing a batch of meaties in the spring, and it would be so helpful to go through the first processing day with someone who knows what they're doing!
     
  10. LakeBird

    LakeBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just know enough to be dangerous! [​IMG] I learned to process this summer. After the experience, I did more research and have a plan to how I plan to process. I currently have Roo that I need to process and will pick up some meat chickens at a local farm. So in other words, I am flexible as to when I process, unless my Roo starts to crow...

    PM if you want to get together.
     

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