I just got a call. Last week the state of NY went around to all of the live processors and fined them and told them all that they could no longer process any birds but their own. The guy I used has been in business 50 years and never was told that he could not process other peoples chooks. He was given a fine (I think that my frequent visiting may have helped him get noticed but I hope not) as was 2 processors in Yonkers. I did some research and the push for this tightened chook security is strait from the lobbyist and commercial chicken produces who are now worried that there are too many of us and that we are causing them to loose money. I am very unhappy as although I have some killing cones and the ability I was really liking the system I had which was just packing my birds into a box and driving them to Domonics and coming home with nice clean processed birds. He did my turkeys this year as well, don't know what I am gonna do next year!!!