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Butcher your Roosters Workshop

Learn to butcher your extra roosters. Click on the picture for more info.

  • 50 US dollars
  • Sweet River Farm

Service Description

Did you end up with extra roosters? Would you like to learn how to humanely butcher your chickens? Or perhaps you are looking to learn how to raise your own meat birds and want to be able to butcher them yourself? Then this is the workshop for you. This is a hands-on workshop! No experience necessary but you must be willing to get your hands dirty and do everything that comes with butchering a chicken. If you are unable to kill your chickens we are sympathetic to this and will not make you do anything you don't want to do. If you enjoy killing chickens then this is NOT the workshop for you and we are NOT your people! We will show you how to humanely dispatch a chicken and explain why we use certain methods. It is extremely important to us that all animals leave this world in the most humane way possible with as little stress as we can manage. If you have never butchered before you might be nervous, that is okay and perfectly normal. Perhaps you are afraid you might get emotional? That is okay too and we have tissues. Raising our own food is hard and it should be. I think butchering an animal should be hard, I think shedding tears for an animal is the best way we can honor it. So go ahead and cry, we won't charge you extra. You get to leave the workshop with the birds you brought all butchered. Each participant can bring up to 3 chickens/roosters with them to be butchered. What you can expect to learn: How to humanely kill a chicken. What equipment you will need. Correct temperatures for scalding a chicken. How to pluck a chicken and use a automatic plucker. How to gut a chicken and what the organs are. How to break down a chicken. How long to rest a chicken before eating and how. Best packaging options for freezing. The difference between raising a meat breed, layer or dual purpose chicken. Learn about free ranging meat birds and why we don't like chicken tractors. What you should know: You will get dirty and get blood on you. Wear farm clothes, layers and boots. We ask you to wear clean boots that have been scrubbed or boots that were not worn on your farm for biosecurity reason. We will be outside rain or shine, hot or cold so dress accordingly. Expect to be here several hours. Mature children are allowed with prior permission. Children MUST be behaved and respectful of the farm and animals and kept under control at all times. What to bring: A cooler with ice to put your butchered birds in. A knife if you have a favorite.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation will result in forfeiture of deposit.

Contact Details

  • 175 North Road, Deerfield, NH, USA


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