Selling excess meat birds.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by duluthralphie, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    23,873
    11,104
    606
    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota
    Do any of you sell birds?

    Do you sell them cleaned?

    How do you package them?

    What do you charge?

    I have read the Minnesota regulations so I know I can do it legally if I follow the rules, I am just wonder if anyone really does and what the pitfalls are.

    thanks.
     
  2. Mingming

    Mingming Chillin' With My Peeps

    239
    2
    93
    Feb 15, 2012
    NJ
    Hi - yes I do :) I sell them cleaned and packaged. I bought bags that shrink wrap in almost-boiling water in about 10 seconds (so it doesn't cook the chicken at all). I sell them to friends and family, and charge $1.00 more per pound than it costs me. About $4.00/lb for organic chicken. That lowers the cost of the ones for my family by including my labor into the deal.

    Good luck!
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    23,873
    11,104
    606
    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota

    Thanks.

    We were thinking $3 a pound for those we pluck, and $2.75 if we can skin them. We have a plucker but it is still a lot of extra work.

    I cannot sell mine as organic because I buy my food from a feed mill. Even though I use medicated feeds, medication or pesticides here.

    My birds are my insecticide.
     
  4. Mingming

    Mingming Chillin' With My Peeps

    239
    2
    93
    Feb 15, 2012
    NJ
    I think that's a really fair price for pastured all natural chicken :) And don't supermarkets charge more for skinless, boneless chicken? What a racket, huh?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by