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Re: Selling meat birds from the house?

Post by labradors » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:39 pm

Just FYI, they are selling Frozen Turkey for 29 cents a pound at Food Lion in North Carolina!!!!! Even one of the more upscale grocery stores were selling 10-24 lb birds for 47 cents a pound and 99 cents for smaller turkeys. It's Thanksgiving in the US next week, but it makes me wonder how the farmers can make a living at those prices.
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Re: Selling meat birds from the house?

Post by Ontario Chick » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:38 pm

labradors wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Just FYI, they are selling Frozen Turkey for 29 cents a pound at Food Lion in North Carolina!!!!! Even one of the more upscale grocery stores were selling 10-24 lb birds for 47 cents a pound and 99 cents for smaller turkeys. It's Thanksgiving in the US next week, but it makes me wonder how the farmers can make a living at those prices.
They aren't "Farmer produced" turkeys, they are "Factory Farm " turkeys, and the money is made by volume, thus 1000 000 bird facility isn't a rarity.
If you consider poultry as living being deserving of decent living environment, you can't really wrap your head around the idea of animals as "units" and really better not even to go there, if you want to keep your sanity. :sighke1:
BTW flying over the Carolinas, you can see the barns from the air, truly scary.
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Post by labradors » Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:11 pm

Thanks for explaining Ontario Chick. It's really horrific :(.
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Post by Killerbunny » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:37 am

labradors wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Just FYI, they are selling Frozen Turkey for 29 cents a pound at Food Lion in North Carolina!!!!! Even one of the more upscale grocery stores were selling 10-24 lb birds for 47 cents a pound and 99 cents for smaller turkeys. It's Thanksgiving in the US next week, but it makes me wonder how the farmers can make a living at those prices.
The other thing is that thy are not selling turkey. They are selling turkey and chemicals (polyphosphates) injected into the carcass to make it hold more water. Even in Canada they call this "preseasoned" and is apparently a value added item for you so you get a juicy, bland , zero textured turkey. I always warn people that get turkeys from me that they will have more texture and will not taste like a supermarket bird. Without exception they always say it's the best they've ever had as they order next years!
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Post by Killerbunny » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:17 am

Oh and we have visitors this pm for an early Solstice late Thanksgiving meal and we are having apple cider brined turkey with herbs. Roasted brussels with home smoked slab and chestnuts and home grown potatoes! Ginger cake for dessert.
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Re: Selling meat birds from the house?

Post by Happy » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:35 am

Mmmmmmmmmmmm
I could be in the neighborhood if I left now 😂
Have a great time. Sounds delish!
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Post by TomK » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:37 am

Mmmmmm...ginger cake....
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Post by Killerbunny » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:04 pm

I think you know this one @TomK !
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Re: Selling meat birds from the house?

Post by KimChick » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:36 pm

What we have done twice in the past is have another couple go in on an order of meat birds with us. We housed the birds, fed them, etc. When butchering day came, they also came to help with the process. And they would pay us for their share of the costs.
Having said that, we tried it twice and that was enough for us. We will not do it again.
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Re: Selling meat birds from the house?

Post by JimW » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:39 pm

KimChick wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:36 pm
What we have done twice in the past is have another couple go in on an order of meat birds with us. We housed the birds, fed them, etc. When butchering day came, they also came to help with the process. And they would pay us for their share of the costs.
Having said that, we tried it twice and that was enough for us. We will not do it again.
KimChick probably a good idea, I don't know how "the government would find out" but technically you can process your own birds for your consumption, but the processed birds cannot leave your property. So the other couple legally could not take processed birds home. This is just for information, not trying to be the "poultry police".

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