It has been quiet on the mini-farm this week. We’re getting ready to gather the annual Christmas tree and preparing the pig for going to the butcher next week. In the quiet of winter coming on, I’ve been reminiscing on our past chicken butchering days. Although it was work running our small pastured poultry business and doing our own on-farm butchering, it was good work. We’ll probably start it up again when Theodore gets a little older to run the operation.
Thinking back on those days, I thought I would share some pictures of the equipment and setup we used during our first on-farm butchering days.
James and the Whizbang chicken plucker he built:
Our homemade chicken butchering station made from a old restaurant stainless steel prepping table and sink:
Turkey friers made good scalders:
Homemade killing cone station work great:
Final product of dressed chicken in the broiler:
What kind of set up have you used for butchering chickens?