Seattle Chicken Processing

kuken

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
17
0
22
Seattle
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.
 

FeedYourself

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 25, 2011
56
1
29
Washington State
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?
 

kuken

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
17
0
22
Seattle
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?
 

FeedYourself

In the Brooder
8 Years
Apr 25, 2011
56
1
29
Washington State
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
 

wyoDreamer

Free Ranging
Nov 10, 2010
5,216
8,210
501
NE Wisconsin
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.
 

SeattleLeah

Chirping
7 Years
Jul 17, 2012
382
9
93
Seattle, WA
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.
Kuken, did you ever find a butcher that will accept live chickens in Seattle? I have been searching the internet unsuccessfully. . .
 

MySuburbanLife

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 24, 2012
58
3
41
Suburban Seattle
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!
 

LakeBird

Songster
7 Years
Apr 23, 2012
346
10
103
Pierce County, WA
I just know enough to be dangerous!
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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