Chicken Butchering for the Whole Family Pre-Conference Workshop


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Chicken Butchering for the Whole Family

with John Moody

Sponsored by Roots & Harvest

Do you dream of raising your own meat?

How about waking up at 7 AM, having a batch of chickens butchered by 8:30, and breakfast at 9, all done with you and your kids while singing along with music and otherwise having a great time?

The Moodys want you to not just raise your own meat, but have the whole family involved and enjoying doing it, even the final steps! So come to what may be the first-ever FAMILY butchering workshop. On our homestead, down to our six-year-old helps with freezer camp, and in this hands-on workshop, we want yours to as well.

Max Students per class: 20 families

Location: Warren County Fairgrounds

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2024 9:00 AM

Students will receive: 

  • 2 pasture-raised, non-GMO chickens to butcher (can eat/keep them)
  • Moody family chicken butchering guides and help lists
  • extra entries to win a Roots & Harvest plucker, scalder, or kill cone setup (pick up Saturday at the end of conference)
  • vac-sealing chickens

Students should bring: 

  • sharp knives (3-4 per family)
  • change of clothes if needed
  • boots
  • A cooler for chilling chickens in (we will provide ice) 
  • A few metal cookie sheets for cutting up & eviscerating on 

**Additional chickens are available to butcher for $22/chicken – CONTACT John by May 31st for additional chickens (up to 5/family)

Price: $225/family (4-6 people)

Additional information

Ticket Type

Single, Couple