Took My Cornish to the Amish

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by swampducks, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Took my first ever cornish birds to the Amish today after raising them for 8 weeks in my garage (never again in the garage, if ever at all!) I froze all but 2 which I will be frying up tomorrow.

    I weighed 2 of them, one a tad over 5 pounds and 6 lbs for the other. Beautiful looking birds. Hope they taste as good as they look! The Amish did a nice job, bagged them and giblets saved separately, cost $2.10 a bird.

    If I take any there again, I'll bag 'em myself and save $ .25 a bird.
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    Great job! Glad to hear it went well...
    (BTW, did you see my response to your post over in the Shape thread?)
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Congrats!!! That's not a bad price per bird. I did mine myself and would have GLADLY paid that!

    I had mine in the garage too...I know what you mean -[​IMG]
  4. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:No, but I've been so busy I haven't checked half the posts I've subscribed to yet, nor the ones that I didn't and just have that itty bitty dot next to.

    I'll go there next. [​IMG]
  5. Red Tie

    Red Tie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2008
    Metamora, MI
    Can I ask where in Northeast Michigan you are located? I am near Capac and we have Amish in North Branch who are able to do ours. Just wondering if it is the same "family".

  6. Peruvian

    Peruvian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    I'm sorry to hear your experience of raising broilers in the garage might turn you off to ever raising them again. Consider building a tractor for use on your property (outside). Even a small yard could house 10 birds in a 5'x5' tractor.

    Also wait 2 days after processing to cook the birds. They will be more tender.
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Good processing price!
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
  9. Congrats on the homegrown food.

    I second the suggestion of raising them outside next time. They really need to "air out" so to speak [​IMG]

    Did you get to watch how they did it or did you drop them off?
    I've always been fasinated by the Amish people, I'd love to meet some someday.
  10. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Quote:Different family. [​IMG] These Amish are in Spruce, which is about 15 miles south of Alpena. I've heard of Capac, and I've been to West Branch so I have an idea where you are.

    Then again, the Amish are fairly tight knit, they probably know each other.

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