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Sat, May 11



1st Meat Bird Processing Workshop

Are you thinking about or currently raising your own chickens for meat and would love to process them yourself but you don't know how? We can show you.

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1st Meat Bird Processing Workshop
1st Meat Bird Processing Workshop

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May 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Columbia, 4500 US-431, Columbia, TN 38401, USA

About the event

Our First of the year Processing Workshop.

Raising your own meat chickens for food can seem overwhelming. From the brooders, heat lamps, feeders and chicken tractors to the kill cones, pluckers, scalders and storage you may be asking yourself if it's worth it. Well, it is! And we are here to HELP!

Among many things we do here at Hardison Mill Farm as a family, raising our own food is one of our passions. Though we don't process all of the animals we are raising for food ourselves just yet, we do take pride in processing our own chicken.

This workshop will be taught by Mikel Hunt.


  • Humane Dispatching. (Killing)
  • Scalding.
  • Plucking.
  • Eviscerating. (Guts)
  • Ice Bath
  • Packaging
  • Storing
  • Mikel will also take you on a farm tour of the set-up he uses from the brooder to the freezer. Allowing for questions and hands on experience for where ever you are in the meat chicken process.

You can purchase your own birds to take home upon request..

**bring a cooler and ice to transport your chicken home**


- Those who are considering raising meat birds for their family or for sale and want to learn how to process their chickens themselves.- Those considering raising meat birds and would like to see the process and what is required from start to finish.


- Notepad and pen (If you are a note taker).

- Clothes and Shoes you don't mind getting dirts. (Rubber boots recommended)

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP: Our homesteading workshop is perfect for those seeking practical, hands-on solutions to achieve a sustainable lifestyle. We will teach you a variety of techniques, giving you the skills and knowledge needed to take one more step towards being self-sufficient. Our workshop is tailored to your interests and provides a fun, relaxed atmosphere to learn and connect with like-minded individuals.


If you have any questions please send me an email at:

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