These days people like to raise their own chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks...but few enjoy the task of butchering. One of the many great things we offer is doing the job of custom processing! We can do any amount, from a couple up to several hundred. We butcher, process, and package your poultry. Once they are completely processed, you can come back and collect your finished product.
As of January 1st, 2019, we do not provide an MN state-inspected poultry and rabbit processing service. We will continue to process as a custom plant. The product you bring us to process is only for your use.
Plants with "Custom Processing" or "Custom Exempt" status DO NOT have an on-site inspection of the birds as they are processed. The processed birds can only go back to the owner for home consumption. It is NOT possible to sell the processed birds at farmer's markets, restaurants, grocery stores, etc...
Prices Effective May 1st, 2022 (prices are subject to change without notice on website)
Chicken (Less than 7 lbs)----$4.00/Bird
Chicken (Greater than 7 lbs)---$0.75/lb
Pheasants, Chukar Partridge, Guineas---$4.00/Bird
(these are all optional for you and are in addition to the bird/rabbit)
Giblets (heart, liver, gizzard-any or all)---$0.50/Bird, Separate Giblet Packaging $0.75/Bag
A cutting (most common is 1/2, 1/4, 8 piece, or pieced)---$1.75/Bird
Boning (taking meat off the thighs or breast)---$1.00/Bird
Grinding (grinding boneless meat)---$0.50/lb
Drumming Wings -- $0.50/Bird
Feet--(we reserve the right to omit feet from any order if they aren't in good condition)---$0.25/foot
Extra bags (any bag over 1/bird)---$0.75/bag
Payment types accepted: Cash, Check (made out to NelsonShine Produce) Debit/ Credit Cards (with 3 % charge finance fee)