Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chicken Processing

We're all a bit glassy eyed this morning. Yesterday we butchered and processed 104 Cornish Cross chickens. Approximately 400 chickens down, approximately 200 more to go. And then we will take care of 35 turkeys closer to Thanksgiving.


Anonymous said...

Wow thats a lot of work.

Hope Jonathans egg layers are still around. His egg business should increase as a result of the big egg recall announced today. I am sure you have heard about it by now. Another reason to buy locally.

Gp B

Kimberly said...

Oh, my. That is my most dreaded job. I'm glad you are over half done.

This Place is a Disaster! said...

What do you do with all of them?

Lynn Bartlett said...

Hi GpB:
Yes, Jonathan still has his layers. Even before the recall, his eggs have been flying off the refrigerator shelves! Last week I had to resort to going to our neighbor to buy eggs for ourselves!

Sounds like the voice of experience -- your family must raise and process chickens, too. It's not too bad, just makes for a very long day.

Hi Disaster!
Our son Jonathan has a business where he raises meat chickens for sale. The amazing thing is almost all 600 chickens are sold/spoken for. There is quite a demand for pastured poultry.

Diana said...

I would love to see your processing setup. I myself was thinking of getting several dozen meat chicks next year and doing them all at once - I'd like to see how you've streamlined it.

Anonymous said...

You have such good pictures accompanying your posts. Those chickens look so unsuspecting...

Wish we lived in closer proximity of your farm; we would've put in an order. Hope your butcher event is now over with and was uneventful!

W. O'Neill