FUN IN THE SHOP: MEET THE CHICKEN PROCESSING TEAM
We have a day off in the shop today. The chicken processing shop is usually humming on Fridays, which is when we do custom chicken processing. The weekly routine is that people who have scheduled their birds (chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea hens) or rabbits bring them in on Thursday evening. Everyone fills out a tag with identifying that they brought a certain number of birds (roughly, because sometimes it really is hard to count chickens when they are running around) and how they want us to package them. Friday is a busy day getting everyone’s birds through and into the cooler to be picked up in the evening. A full day is 200 birds, and a minimum is about 30.
The work of processing chickens is a family affair. Everyone pitches
Here’s a video from last year where the kids share their motivation for working in the shop:
Needing your chickens, ducks, turkeys, or other birds or rabbits processed?
Growing them is one thing, finishing the process to get them on the table is another. Anyone can farm, and we can help! Find out more about our chicken processing here: