What do you pay???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Up-the-Creek, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Just wondering,..*IF* you have someone else to process your meat birds,...how much do they charge per bird??? [​IMG]
  2. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

    Mar 18, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    We were charged about 3.00 - 3.50 a bird if left whole....but then if you wanted them cut up it was up to 5.00
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    until I came onto this forum I had never heard of paying someone to process birds...

    BUT I wouldn't charge very much because really it isn't that hard and doesn't take that much time.

    I think I would charge $0.25 per pound live weight. I wouldn't feel right charging more than that considering we did about 25 birds in less than 3 hours.
  4. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2010
    SW PA
    I saw an add on Craigslist where she will process your birds for about $2, or teach you to do it for $20.
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    2.25 glad to pay it!
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I pay $1.40 per bird left whole. I take them home and bag them myself. We have butchered them ourselves on occasion but for that price and I get 25 done in 2hrs, not worth doing myself. [​IMG]
  7. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Thanks for all the answers,..[​IMG]
  8. carress

    carress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    Orange county NY
    I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY found someone in the hudson valley area of New York to do mine.
    I found 2 people on the same day (after months of searching).

    One guy is charging 3, and the other is charging 3.50
    the $3 guy didn't mention any extra charge for keeping giblets. the other guy includes heart and lungs for free, but won't do gizzards.

    i did find a place that does them for $5, but that's way too much, PLUS they charge for bagging and giblets- raiding the cost to over $8 per bird.
  9. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Our local processor charges $1.40. For that price, you p/u unbagged birds. Any additional cutting/packaging is extra. I just did a batch for someone and charged them $2.60/bird. We cut up almost all of them and bagged them by like pieces.
  10. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    $3.50 onsite bagged

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