Selling Poultry in Michigan

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by issac, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. issac

    issac Hatching

    Mar 8, 2015
    I was wondering if anybody here raises meat chickens in Michigan and sells them to the public from your farm. I found information about the 1000 bird exemption but I am still confused about if I need any inspections or license and if I need to sell the chickens live and then process them.
    Thanks in advance,
    Issac S.
  2. Riverdale

    Riverdale Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Riverdale, MI
    Issac, several years ago, I checked out laws regarding sale of chickens. This was regarding an on-site custom processing business I was thinking of starting.

    One can kill and pluck a bird, with no liscense needed. To open the body cavity, one needs an approved kitchen (by the MDA) and an MDA liscense (the liscense is easier to get than kitchen. but you need the kitchen first.

    I know my friend Rick at the Wagbo Peace Center ( ) had at one time a portable processing trailer. Prehaps you can contact him for more info, he can prolly tell yoou more info.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2015

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