Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chickens, round two!

This afternoon we got a head start on the processing of our second round of chickens. We had planned to process all fourteen of them on Saturday, but we were starting to run short of feed. Since these chickens are being raised wholly on organic feed, and since organic feed costs more than $30 per bag, we decided that we had to process at least four today to make it until Saturday with the rest. They're already bigger than expected anyway, coming in at 5.5 to 6.2 pounds. Our target weight was 4-5 pounds.

So, four chickens today gave their life for the greater cause of delicious chicken dinners everywhere.

Rosemary is multi-talented, having the rare ability to smile while cleaning chickens, even while pregnant.

We had to taste-test our product, of course, so the first of those chicken dinners was our own, a repast completed just minutes ago (except by Clement, who has decided that he doesn't like sweet potatoes. Alas, how could this occur in North Carolina?).

Talented mini-cooks!
Thanks to everybody who ordered chickens. I think we're about sold-out at this point. We will have broth/stock for sale soon, probably $3 per quart. Do let us know if you're interested in broth or in chickens the next time around.

Also, just to reiterate, we're still looking for a few regular egg customers who are either interested in picking up the eggs themselves or who are easy to get the eggs to. They will be $3.50/dozen. Non-STMA folks only, as we're trying not to compete with the FFA egg sales.

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