If anyone is interested, we'll be holding a poultry processing class on October 16, at 2pm in Gilbert. We'll covering preparation, butchering, plucking, and evisceration (gutting), and will talk about the differences between types of birds. You'll go home with your own Poultry Processing Workbook that will help you when you're ready to process your own birds.
This is a hands-on class, so you'll be able to get involved as much as you'd like according to your comfort level. We'll be processing around a dozen ducks. If you can process a duck, you can process a chicken!
We're also building an automated plucking machine (aka: Whizbang chicken plucker). So we'll start with hand plucking for the experience, but will allow the machine to do most of the work for us! After class, we'll give a little tour of our hydroponics setup for those who are interested.
If you want to come, but aren't sure if you'll be able to make it, please sign up anyway and let us know that you're a "maybe." Doing so lets us plan supplies in advance and I'll be able to send you any updated information.
I'll send directions to those who register.