How it Works.
We are excited about being your poultry processor. Please read this page to learn more about our operation and what you need to do to prepare your birds for the best processing experience possible. The information here is dense but essential. Please read through it several times to ensure that you understand it completely.
Make a Reservation
Call or email us to make a reservation. You may also book a reservation inquiry online here. The information that we will need is:
1. Business name and contact info
2. What species
3. Quantity of birds (please note we have minimums. See below)
4. Breed of birds
5. Preferred dates
*** Please note that we have a per species minimum in order to make an appointment.
200 chickens minimum
100 turkey minimum
Withdraw Feed and Crate
We recommend removing feed 16 hours in advance of your appointment but no later than 12 hours. Birds which have not had their feed withdrawn will have full crops and be full of manure. This takes extra work to clean and is unpleasant for our workers.
***A $100 penalty will be applied to each appointment that brings in birds with full crops.
All birds arriving at our facility must be crated (preferred) or somehow contained. If your chickens are not in crates we require that a farm employee catch and load their birds into our crates. DO NOT TARP YOUR BIRDS DURING TRANSPORT. This increases their risk of suffocation.
Processing and Packaging
Once processed your birds will be vacuum sealed and labeled for sale in North Carolina.
You may wait for us to be finished with your birds or you can leave them with us and pick them up that evening.
*** Please note that all payments are due upon receipt of your finished products. Checks or cash only.
*** If you intend to sell your birds you must be listed as a Meat Handler under the NCDA.