Here we are…at the end. I thought I’d walk everyone through the processing process…aka: the broiler’s last day…
here are the chickens waiting in the crates…Our little helpers for the day Andrew and Travis Salatin (Daniel and Sherri’s little boys)…too cute!
Step one: The chickens go head first into the metal cones. I’ll spare you from the next images (for those of you that are squeamish). After the birds are dead, they go into a scalder to loosen the feathers, then they are placed in the plucker to remove the feathers.
There are tons of videos on YouTube if you are interested in learning more about this process and seeing it all in action!
Here is a recap of all of the 8 weeks of these broilers’ lives…
I hope this series has been informative thus far and has provided a full picture of how our broilers are raised!