Hands-on Poultry Processing Workshop

The ability to own your food source is empowering, and more importantly, it frees you from having to rely on others to feed you. However, whether you raise broiler birds, ducks, turkeys, geese, or guineas, it is necessary to know how to quickly and humanely dispatch and process the bird.

As a family, we consume chicken once, if not twice a week, making it a staple protein in our diet. For this reason, we need to know how the bird was raised and what it consumed during the grow-out process. There is no marketing ploy with animals that you have grown yourself.

Whether your poultry is raised in a poultry tractor on pasture, free-ranging, or kept in a run, you are the stewards to this smaller livestock. Your stewardship allows the birds raised for meat a life they would not have received in a factory farm while producing a better-tasting chicken. 

Workshop Curriculum

If you are ready to take on the actual concept of farm-to-table, allow us to help you get there. In this hands-on workshop, we will cover the following: 

  • Breed selection – broiler, heritage, dual purpose, dual purpose broiler
  • Feed options
  • Pasture-raised
  • Humane dispatching
  • Plucking options – hand or machine 
  • Excavating the bird
  • Identify internal health issues
  • Parting the bird
  • Packaging for long-term storing 

This hands-on workshop includes the chicken you have processed; however, you can purchase additional birds to process and take home upon request. 

Please remember to bring a cooler to transport your processed bird home.

Book a Hands-on Workshop

We are happy to share that we can offer two poultry processing workshops to the 2022 schedule! So, come rain or shine; this hands-on workshop will take place

Available hands-on workshop dates for 2023:

Space is limited for this hands-on workshop. Reserving your spot now ensures that you are on the path to achieving food freedom.

  • May 20th, 2023
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00
  • June 24th, 2023
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00
  • August 19th, 2023
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00

Add an additional bird to your workshop order here.