MEAT BIRD PROCESSING
Course & Follow Up Information
For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of some the most common questions and answers about our meat bird classes. Everything you want to know before, during and after you take our meat bird course.
HOW MUCH IS IT TO ATTEND A MEAT BIRD PROCESSING CLASS AT TEAM G RANCH?
$50/person age 16 & up.
$25/person age 15 & under.
$0 for repeat attenders! If you love what you learned the first time and want to bring more people to gain the same knowledge, or you just want to come back for a refresher, you can attend the class again for free. You just pay the market price of the bird you process.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO ATTEND A MEAT BIRD PROCESSING CLASS?
Grow in your ability to self sustain. Come out and have a hands on learning experience as we walk through the procedures of humanely processing chickens. This is the perfect experience if you are getting ready to dispatch your own meat bird flock or want to see if it's something you want to get into. You will leave with plenty of knowledge and your own packaged chicken.
I'LL BE THERE! WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Class payment (either cash or Venmo)
Clothes and shoes you do not mind getting wet and dirty.
Notepad and pen or pencil if you want to take notes.
Refillable water bottle.
Cooler of ice to transport your chickens home.
WHERE DO YOU GET THE BIRDS WE WILL BE PROCESSING?
We love purchasing from Windy Meadows Hatchery. We have had the best luck with those birds, they are a fair price, often have birds available within a few weeks of ordering, and are very responsive. Our favorite thing about them is that they are a family business right here in Texas! https://www.windymeadowshatchery.com
WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES TEAM G RANCH USE FOR PROCESSING?
Tables - https://amzn.to/3H4JpFF
Scale - https://amzn.to/3QYXN6Y
Butcher Paper - https://amzn.to/3XOUXUv
Butcher Paper Holder - https://amzn.to/3kAGahN
Masking Tape - https://amzn.to/3XxkH86
Tape Dispenser - https://amzn.to/3kBhTbo
Poultry Bags - https://amzn.to/3wnl0X5
Labels - https://amzn.to/3kBl4Qz
***You do not have to have all of this equipment if you want to process at home. This is just what we have that works for us.***