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Don't Ask - Don't Tell Chicken Round up Workshop

  • Jul 26, 2014 · 8:30 AM
  • Crazy Woman Farm

If you are considering starting your own flock (especially raising meat birds) – this is an excellent opportunity to see the full circle of the chicken keeping experience. You’ll learn how to slaughter humanely, pluck, and process chicken.

You don’t even have to have a chicken! This is the weekend that Crazy Woman Farm will be harvesting their next batch of organic meat bird broilers. Joni Ellis allows us to have a Homestead Workshop so people can learn the process on the organic chickens she “grows out”. You may also purchase the chicken you process.

The Chicken Round-Up provides a well equipped venue – with a professional level scalder, plucker, butcher tables, and knives. All in a homestead setting. You can take home dinner too. It will be a chicken that you know what it was fed and how it was kept. If you have an existing flock with “spent hens” this is a good time to cull them, BEFORE adding more layers.

We all get an unexpected ROOSTER! Which is prohibited within the Gainesville City Limits – we’re lucky to have a 10 hen limit! Roosters can also be problematic within a small flock population as well. http://youtu.be/Q2JCTSwSG18

We call it the Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell Chicken Round-up because if you prefer to NOT process your own culls, we are happy to arrange pick-up and take them to a really nice farm in the country where they can spend the rest of their lives.

I will be collecting the FRIDAY before the event (July 25th). You MUST contact me by PM or email at ([masked]) to arrange drop off or pick-up.

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  • Laura G.

    Another excellent opportunity to learn and practice a new skill.

    2 · July 26, 2014

  • Faye C.

    Everything you need will be provided. But since I'm kinda fussy... I bring my own knives, poultry sissors (kitchen shears) , and sharpener to share.
    An apron, a couple terry dishtowels, and this time some nitrile gloves. I have some small cuts on my hands. If you're taking home some, bring a cooler & ice. I forgot that last time. Joni sent a message that there are fewer of her birds to process-whew-
    No worries if you don't have your own to learn with...PLENTY to go around!

    2 · July 25, 2014

  • Faye C.

    Just a reminder... if you need your culls picked up pls send me a message here or at my email
    [masked]

    Bwaaack!

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • Faye C.

      That's for pickup FRIDAY!

      July 24, 2014

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