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#1 2018-04-10 01:57:50

RavenHeart
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Registered: 2017-12-18
Posts: 171

Costs

Just curious as to what is being charged when birds are brought in .My niece bought farm raised chicken at $4;50 a lb ........you can figure out what a ten pound bird cost ..her hubby was not impressed ! I can butcher my own , i don't sell so that isn't a issue , but between the cost of the chicks , feed , bring them in to slaughter i need to save money somewhere


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#2 2018-04-10 11:07:22

AuntieEvil
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From: New Brunswick
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Re: Costs

Here they charge $5 per bird to butcher. That doesn't include the cost to deliver and pick up the birds an hours drive from home.


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#3 2018-04-10 13:27:28

RavenHeart
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Re: Costs

That's what they charge here , but there's rumors of that going up !.......i have to travel close to a hour as well one way , but there's people traveling over four hours one way as there are not that many around who butcher , but a lot want the government inspected stamp as they raise to sell


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#4 2018-04-10 13:40:54

PLB
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From: tatamagouche ns canada
Registered: 2016-08-17
Posts: 138

Re: Costs

i do my own, but we have a guy who comes to your place and does the deed. we also have a bird abattoir around the corner. they arnt cheap. travel to truro and there is one for cattle, sheep and rabbits. i know they charge $5 to do a bunny, crazy. pigs all they way to Amherst. nova scotia is an ag. unfriendly province. :moneythrow::cull:


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#5 2018-04-10 14:13:50

killerbunny
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From: Brockville, Ontario
Registered: 2012-07-30
Posts: 3199

Re: Costs

Like the pig guy of my youth PLB! Kill and butcher and he took a portion as his fee to sell on.


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#6 2018-04-10 15:29:14

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From: PEI
Registered: 2009-08-03
Posts: 2211

Re: Costs

Here chickens cost about $4 each to have done. When we did them for sale we'd charge $3.75 a pound. I don't sell anymore because the place we took them was an hour away, so 4 hours of driving to drop them of in the AM and pick them up in the PM, all so they could steal some for themselves. The last year I did them they took 6 out of 29 birds and wouldn't give an excuse as to why my birds were missing. No thanks. We just do our own now, and butcher them ourselves


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#7 2018-04-10 16:17:56

jocelyn
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From: PEI
Registered: 2009-01-23
Posts: 948

Re: Costs

WE do our own too, partly because it's hard to book time to have them killed and done up, partly because it's a hour each way for us too..........and then if they grow extra fast, you can't change the date and they get HUGE.  WE have a propane fired huge pot for scalding, thermometer to tell how hot, and a home made plucker.  6 of them take us an hour and a half from capture to all of them in the fridge.  Some of that is chilling time.  A plucker doesn't have to be fancy to do a good job.

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#8 2018-04-10 16:23:03

shaneb99
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From: Strathmore
Registered: 2012-08-28
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Re: Costs

We do our own chickens but take our big turkeys in. They cost $10 each. The same place charges $4 for a chicken, $4.50 if they cut it up.


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