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Poultry Processing Services

Our USDA poultry processing facility is open seasonally from May-November. We DO NOT offer any waterfowl processing, or old laying hens. We have limited availability for outside farms, so please get in touch immediately before ordering birds to ensure availability

Drop off/Pick Up

**Please refrain from feeding birds the night prior to your scheduled drop off**

7:30 a.m drop off time the day scheduled

*If you are late showing up there is a $100 per hour charge to cover labor and the inspectors overtime while we wait

All processed birds are air chilled overnight to below an internal temperature of 40 degrees

All birds are packaged the next day to the agreed upon numbers of whole vs. parted

Whole birds are packaged in a heat shrink wrap

All parts are vacuum sealed

Pick up is typically around 5 pm the next day. We will contact you once everything is ready for pick-up

Please bring coolers or containers to transport your birds home as at this time we do not provide boxes. We can supply ice to help keep the products cold

General Information

Payment is due at time of pick-up, no exceptions

We accept cash, check, Venmo, QuickBooks Payments*

If a bird is condemned by the inspector, you are still responsible for the applicable slaughter fee

Our own birds take priority for scheduling. We will schedule all other appointments around them and our availability/ available labor. Please reach out before February 2024 to reserve time slots now as space is limited

*3% Credit Card Processing Fee applied and added to all transactions paid via the QuickBooks Invoice

2024 Price List

*Prices Subject to Change

$7/ broiler under 7 lbs

$1 per bird additional charge for colored meat birds

$9/ broiler over 7 lbs

We can part up half your birds into the standard selections for larger batches,(100+) or ALL of the birds for smaller batches (under 100)

$4.50 additional per parted bird

Standard parts selection:

Boneless Skinless Breasts (2 per pack)

Leg Quarters (2 per pack)

Tenders (1 lb packs)


Backs (2-3 per pack)

Hearts (1 lb packs)

Livers (1 lb packs)

Wings (14-16 per pack)

Thighs (4 per pack, bone-in w/skin)

Drumsticks (4 per pack)


.05 cents per label application fee (any label applied beyond the scale label)

$3 Crate Rental Fee (per crate)

Feet are an additional .25- per bird

For more information or to schedule processing, please contact Jason Hubner at

We provide a basic label that includes your farm name and contact information along with the necessary regulatory language, packed on date, and weight. We are a certified organic slaughterhouse and can label your birds as organic if we know in advance and you have secured USDA-LSAS approval of the organic label. We will require a certificate from your certifying agency and a signed affidavit to be on file prior to processing. You may supply an additional label with a product claim (Pasture-Raised, Certified Organic) but these labels must be approved by the USDA prior to slaughter.

PLEASE NOTE: All claims must be approved by USDA and this process can take up to 6 weeks. Contact us as soon as possible if you have any questions about labels. Please don’t print any labels without prior approval from us.

Important Notes about Avian Influenza: Please Read!

All poultry owners, regardless of size and business structure, should familiarize themselves with signs of illness and call the State Veterinarian’s Office if they see:

  • Nasal discharge

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Lethargy

  • Discolored wattles or combs

  • Sudden death

If you notice any of these symptoms in your flock prior to your slaughter date we ask that you DO NOT bring your birds to Sweet Pickins Farm.   Please report sick birds or unusual bird deaths to State/Federal officials, either through the Vermont Agency of Agriculture at (802)-828-2421 or through USDA’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593.  

Transporting any birds with these symptoms would be devastating to our own operation 

Your flock will be checked upon arrival by both the Jason and a USDA inspector. If there are any signs of illness related to Avian Influenza your birds will be rejected.

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