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. Whether you are raising broiler birds, ducks, turkey, geese, or guineas it is necessary to know how to quickly and humanely dispatch and process a bird.

As a family, we consume chicken at least once or twice a week, making it a staple protein in our diet. This is why it is essential for us to know how the birds we plan to eat were raised, how they were handled, and what they consumed during the grow-out process. There is no marketing ploy for animals that you have raised yourself.

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

Workshop Curriculum

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

  • 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, upon request, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional birds to process and take home.

*Please do not forget to bring a cooler to transport your processed bird home.

Book a Hands-on Workshop

We are happy to share that we are able to offer two poultry processing workshops to the 2022 schedule! Come rain or shine, this hand-on workshop will take place.

The 2023 Hands-on Workshop schedule will release on December 15th 2022

Available hands-on workshop dates for 2022:

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

  • July 2nd, 2022
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00
  • August 6th, 2022
  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Workshop Cost – $60.00

Add an additional bird to your workshop order here.

2023 Workshop Schedule

If you missed the opportunity to join the poultry processing workshops held this year, that’s okay! Make sure to stay up to date for future hands-on workshops by joining our newsletter community.