Many people like to raise their own chickens, turkeys, geese, or ducks, but no one enjoys the task of butchering them. One of the many great things we have to offer, is doing the job of custom processing (see below for definition) for you! We can do any amount you bring us, from just a few to several hundred birds. They are butchered, processed, and then frozen in our large freezer. Once they have been completely frozen, you are able to pick them up and take them home to your own freezer.
We also are able to butcher your birds under State inspection (see below for definition), which means then you have the ability to resell them. If you are going to be reselling your poultry after processing, and need it done under inspection, you must let us know when you are scheduling them, as we do not process birds under inspection every day.
Plants with "Custom Processing" or "Custom Exempt" status DO NOT have 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...
State Equal To (E2)
Plants with E2 status DO have on-site stat inspection of the birds, as they are processed. They are labeled with the "MN Inspected and Passed" state seal of inspection. These processed birds can be sold anywhere in the state of MN. It is possible to sell the processed birds at farmer's markets (you must have a Food Handler's License), restaurants, grocery stores, or to a consumer within the state. In addition, the processor can help with the marketing of the processed brids. It is, however, NOT possible to transport the processed brids across state lines for resale.
Where To Purchase Chicks
We purchase our chicks to be raised for processing. We do not hatch any of our own chicks. The places that we recommend purchasing from are:
Hoover's Hatchery http://www.hoovershatchery.com/
Welp Hatchery http://www.welphatchery.com/
Both of these are located in Iowa. They hatch out chickens, ducks, geese, and more. Please check out their websites or contact them for more information.
In addition to processing birds for our customers, we raise and process our own poultry as well, and sell it retail to customers who are unable or unwilling to raise their own. We enjoy being able to provide farm-fresh chickens for those who don't have the desire or facilities to raise their own poultry meat. Magnus and Krissy purchase our chickens at several days of age from several different growers, and raise them to about 8 weeks of age. At this point, they are processed under E2 inspection (see definition above) and available for sale through Nelson-Shine Produce. Currently, we are offering:
Fully Cooked and Smoked Chickens: (6-7 lbs) $30 each.
(Chickens were cooked and smoked at Theilens Meats in Pierz.)
Whole Chicken, Avg 4-5 lbs: $2.19/lb (Buy 10 or more, get 1 free)
Drumsticks, Thighs, or Wing Drummies (Avg 6-8 pieces at 2-3 lbs) 8-Piece, and Halves: $2.49/lb
Boneless, Skinless Breast (Avg 1 breast, 2 pieces/pkg, 1-1.5 lbs): $4.90/lb
Backs for soup (3-4/pkg, 3-4 lbs), Giblets (1-3 lbs), Feet (1-1.5 lbs): $1.79/lb
Whole Duck (Avg 4-6 lbs) or Goose (Avg 6-10 lbs): $3.99/lb
Whole Rabbit (Avg 2-4 lbs): $2.99/lb
Whole Turkey (Avg 20-25 lbs): $2.19/lb
Ground or Whole Chicken Necks for Pet Food (3-10 lbs/pkg): $1.00/lb
Pekin Ducklings for Sale
Our incubators are up and running again. We
have Pekin Ducklings for sale, $ 4.00 / ducking. Pekin Ducks are a breed of domestic duck used primarily for eggs and meat production. Pekins are the most common domestic duck - the adults are pure
white and the ducklings are a cute yellow.
Please call or text (218-232-3753) if you are interested. Thank you