YAY! Folks are buying my meat

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by belibutn, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2008
    East TN
    I work in an office and my wife and I have chickens in our back yard. Well, word got around and folks started wanting whole fresh broilers. A lady I work with told me the other day "I want the rest of your whole skin on roasters! Just tell me what they cost!" Unfortunately, we skinned most of the birds in the batch (we processed a total of 33 cornish rock crosses), but I brought her in the last 3 unclaimed ones. (kept one for ourselves because the skin is sooo yummy.)

    Today, others started pre-ordering them! Yay.... I know, most likely not exactly legal, but I refuse to sell or give them to someone unless i know for a fact that they wont go insane and sue me for something stupid.
  2. chiknlady

    chiknlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2008
    SE PA
    You are officially a chicken farmer!!![​IMG]
  3. freerange freaks

    freerange freaks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Good job farmer!

    I don't know what your regulations are but for us up here we can sell upto 100 birds without a quota (that number does change on occation). As long as we do not advertise and they are processed at an inspected abattoire. Which, IMO, is the only way to process birds. Cheap and easy!
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Good going! That's a good feeling to know you are producing something that there is a market for.

    I have mine processed at a USDA plant and sell them for 2.50-3.00/LB I'm totally sold out, none for myself. Thank goodness I've got 50+ coming on Sept 17th [​IMG]

    If that makes me a chicken farmer, I guess I better get some overalls [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  5. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    good job and congrats keep up the good work:thumbsup
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    This is really awesome. I'm so proud!

  7. jerryc

    jerryc New Egg

    Aug 6, 2008
    Great job! i have 25 Cornish x's presold as well.
  8. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Porter, Texas
    Way to go !!!!!


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