The Cost of Processing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cabincrazyone, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering if paying for chicken processing is worth it to not have the disposal problem related to doing it myself in the city. Can anyone give me a idea of what it costs?
     
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    depends whre you live. 2.50 here and well worth it to me.
     
  3. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have to agree. A small timer with no place to put the waste ... it sounds worth it to me.
    I live in Minnesota. There are plenty of wild game processors around ... is that the right place to go?
     
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  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    probably not they usually charge quite a bit. check with your feed store and look on their bulliten boards.
    call a 4-h leader, or don't you have amish in your area?
     
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  5. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Amish here ... in the southern part of the state.
    We have a big feed store ... I'll check there. Thanks much.
     
  6. imthedude

    imthedude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it's $3 per in northern colorado if that helps.
     
  7. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
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    Around here the price varies with the amount of chickens to be processed. In a residential area it is sometimes better to get them butchered elseware.
     
  8. Tiffrz-N-Kidz

    Tiffrz-N-Kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a place nearby that does it for $2 a bird. Being a city slicker myself, I am thinking it's a wise investment. It's also USDA inspected or something like that. I think friends and family will feel more comfortable with that. They are already weirding out about me even raising the birds... Mom actually said she would prefer 'anonymous birds'. sigh The neighbors and co-worlers however, are lining up in droves.
     
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  9. new&learning

    new&learning Out Of The Brooder

    make sure to stay with your birds during processing to make sure YOUR birds are the ones you will come home with.
     
  10. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning we paid 1.75 per bird for 13 roos at a local Amish farm set up for bird processing. The load before us is due at the Farmer's Market this weekend. The bad news is that the gentleman is moving to Missouri this spring, so we will need to find a new processor ( as will the Farmer from the Farmer's Market!)
    Southeastern PA here. We traveled about 40 minutes to Lancaster area for the processing.
     

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