The biggest problem is that there are so many plants that process different kinds of poultry.
Some processors have plants in more than one state.
If you can’t find a processor that’s closest to you, check the website of your state’s agriculture department for the nearest facility.
You can also try calling the USDA’s Poultry & Eggs Department at 1-800-424-2323 or go online to www.usda.gov/poultry.
But if you can, be sure to do your homework before you start searching.
Here are the most common questions you should ask when it comes to the poultry industry: Where can I get a bird?
You’ll need to get your own bird, called a turkey or chicken.
A turkey or a chicken typically costs around $10 to $15.
A chicken or turkey typically costs less than $5.
How can I buy a bird from a farm?
The best way to find a farm is to call the nearest USDA poultry processing facility.
If the facility is listed online, you’ll need a number to call for an appointment.
If a phone number is not available, the USDA website has a number for the farm.
If that number is listed as not working, call back after you’ve booked your time.
Will my birds be processed at the same time as my food?
You’ll be able to order your chickens from the farm as soon as they are ready for shipment.
However, you may not get your chicken until a few weeks after they arrive.
For this reason, you can order your birds before you receive them from the farmer.
If it’s a Saturday, you might get your birds on Sunday or Monday.
If your order arrives on Tuesday, it’s most likely coming on Thursday.
If Friday arrives on Wednesday, it might arrive on Thursday or Friday.
Where can you get turkey?
Most states allow turkey farms to ship to a customer at a local grocery store, butcher shop, or meat processor.
However and when they can, you will need to have your own turkey.
You will need a butcher to cut the meat, the bird, and the turkey.
It’s not necessary to buy a separate cut of meat.
How long does it take to get my bird from the farmers to the processing plant?
Typically, processing plants have their birds shipped from the processing facility within 1 to 4 days.
It can take longer if you have questions about your bird, so be patient.
Will I be able get my birds ready for slaughter when they arrive?
Depending on the location, it may take up to 6 to 8 weeks before the birds are ready to be slaughtered.
The USDA does not recommend waiting this long, because it’s often the birds that will make the difference.
If I get sick with bird flu, can I still buy my bird?
If you’re having a chicken flu outbreak, it is highly likely that you’ll have to wait until your chicken is ready to eat before you can purchase your bird.
What happens if I don’t have a chicken for the turkey I want?
If your chicken dies, you won’t be able, at least until it is slaughtered.
However if you buy a turkey that is sick, you are not guaranteed to get it back.
The birds may be available to be shipped to your farm, but it may be weeks or even months before your bird arrives.
If this happens to you and you buy another chicken, you’re probably not getting it back until a month after you bought it.
Do you have to pay for the bird when it arrives?
Yes, it takes 6 to 10 weeks before a turkey will be ready to slaughter.
However once it is, it can take up the same amount of time.
Can I still purchase my chicken when it’s ready to go?
Yes you can.
However the chicken will only be available at the farmers where it is made.
If they can’t handle the extra processing and you’re going to eat it, it will most likely be sold.
Will the birds taste good?
There is no doubt that chickens are a delicious meal, but not all birds are created equal.
If any of the birds you order are sick or have been sick for some time, you should call ahead and ask for the birds back.
You should also keep an eye on your birds to make sure they aren’t sick and have not been sick in the past.
If there is a problem with the birds, you have two options: You can ask the chicken supplier if they have any sick or sickened birds, or you can bring the chickens home and give them to the farmer for processing.
If all goes well, you receive your birds in a few days.
How much do they cost?
Chicken prices range from $8.25 to $18.25 per pound.
A pound of ground turkey is usually between $4 and $6.
It should be noted that the prices are subject to change and may be lower or higher than what you may find