I'm taking a break while waiting for more chicken to be brought in.
David and I are quality control, which involves doing the final cleaning and inspection, bagging, weighing and getting into the freezer.
Jim, Jonathan, Peter and Andrew are outside in a small alcove in the woods, doing the actual butchering.
Jonathan tried some new things this year, and our days seem to be going much smoother than other years.
New this year is a modified Whizbang chicken scalder, which is made out of an old water heater the guys picked up at the landfill. Andrew also made a holder for chickens, so after they are cleaned up the chickens sit on PVC pipe pegs and allowed to drip dry. Makes my work so much easier.
Photos will follow after we are finished. Yesterday we managed to butcher close to 80 chickens, and today so far we've done 50. I think the guys said we have 40 to go before we call it a day. That means we'll be butchering again on Monday.