Poultry Processing Classes

Learn the ins and outs of poultry processing in a fun filled hands-on day at the farm!

Learn by doing, not just watching some online video!

Both group “classroom” learning AND hands on experience with our equipment with group discussion and plenty of Q&A. You even have the option of taking home the birds you process yourself at the end of the day. We are family friendly, and children welcome with supervision.

Private classes / group classes are available upon request !

Children not participating are also welcome to come and enjoy the farm.


Two Ticket Options for Public Classes

Choose how involved you wish to be!

Spectator

  • Listen to the talks
  • Ask questions
  • Watch instructor and participants
  • Age 8 and older
  • Buy a processed bird for full price to take home

$10 per person

Participant

  • Listen to talks
  • Ask questions
  • Watch instructor and other participants
  • Must be old enough to safely handle knives
  • Provided a meat chicken to process
  • Individual guidance and instruction
  • Buy your processed bird for half price to take home

$55 per person

Space is limited, so reserve place soon!


Topics covered:

Anyone can learn!
  • Equipment choices
  • Equipment management
  • Humane kill
  • Scalding
  • Automated / manual plucking
  • Eviscerating
  • Organ preparation
  • Packing
  • Heat sealing
  • Food Safety
  • Cleanup

Our equipment includes:

  • Extra large size propane powered scalder (holds up to 4 birds at a time)
  • Stainless Steel Turkey sized automatic plucker (handles 4 chickens or 2 turkeys)
  • Four person stainless steel eviscerating table with adjustable water sprayers
  • Packaging table
  • Heat seal dunking pot
  • All “open air” with plenty of room and sunshine

Details:

  • Applicable to all poultry (chickens, ducks, turkeys, etc)
  • Families and groups welcome
  • Families welcome
  • Welcome to tour the farm while here
    (pigs, sheep, goats, horse, ducks, turkeys, chickens, guinea pigs)

Bring along:

  • Drinks and snacks
  • Picnic lunch
  • Sharpened knives (not serrated)
  • Cooler and ice to take bird home