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19 Sep ’16 - 12:37 pm
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How are these doing?

This past Friday night we put the first one of our birds into the Ronco and had rotisserie roasted chicken.  It was awesome!

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19 Sep ’16 - 12:40 pm
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Getting processed wed,  had to cull one yesterday, it had gone lame.

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19 Sep ’16 - 12:47 pm
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how many weeks?

I processed mine at 8 and a half.  Could probably done it at 7.

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20 Sep ’16 - 9:43 am
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Just under 6 weeks, a week early but got too much stuff going on next week and I don't want mini turkeys like last time when they went too long

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20 Sep ’16 - 10:59 am
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what do you mean by "getting processed" ?

my grandfather raised chickens and "getting processed" meant catching a chicken, grab it by the neck and swing it like a whip to break the neck, then cut it open, drain the blood, pull the feathers off, pull the guts out 

cook and eat 

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An acquaintance and his wife bought a 150 acre farm several years ago. They started raising pigs, beef and chickens. When they wanted to get their birds processed they found out there was really no one local who was doing it.

So he added a bird processing room onto his barn.

He came over and picked up the birds this morning.

 

In about 5 hours he will bring them back shrink wrapped and packed in ice.

And our freezer will be full for the winter.

He charges like 4 or 5 bucks a bird which I am more than happy with. Saves me a crap load of work.

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21 Sep ’16 - 5:19 pm
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I was wrong, it was 3.50 a bird which is even better, I was thinking of his prices for turkey's, not bad for just over 5 weeks old.

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Not bad.  I did all mine myself with my father in law.  17 chickens took us a couple of hours but for our first time I think it went pretty good.  We definitely picked up speed the more we did.  I used a turkey fryer for the scalder and I built a whiz-bang chicken plucker.  Ordered shrink wrap bags online and we were good to go.  I took the leftovers from the one I roasted this weekend and made chicken salad for lunch. It was some good chicken salad!

Next season I'll probably do two runs of 20.  I might need another freezer unless I start breaking some of the chickens down.  whole frozen birds arent very space-efficient.

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