Chicken Processing on a Small Farm

Aug 05, 2023 10:00AM—2:00PM


Maplebend Farm 7177 Hwy 210 Tamarack, MN 55787

Cost $0.00



Maplebend farm is a small farm focusing on growing healthy food in a regenerative way. They are a MN Water Quality Certified farm raising KuneKune pigs, Dexter Cattle, Finnsheep, egg birds and meat birds. On August 5, come take a look at how they raise and butcher meat birds.

They will have roughly 30 birds to harvest. Get hands-on experience successfully dispatching, scalding, plucking with a drum plucker, cleaning and bagging chickens. Please be aware: we will be killing and processing chickens. There will be blood and poop. 

Please dress comfortably in something that you don’t mind getting stained/dirty. Closed toe shoes. If you have a sharp knife you like to use please bring along. The process does involve dunking the birds in hot water so you may get a little wet. Also, please plan for mosquitoes!

We may have birds available for purchase if you’d like to take some home with you. 

So that we may focus on the work, children are not invited to this field day. 


Registration: This event is free to attend. Registration is required, no walkups.

Info: Please text Michelle Boyechko if you have any questions at 218-590-7807.

Address: Maplebend Farm 7177 Hwy 210 Tamarack, MN 55787


This event is hosted by the Lake Superior Chapter.


SFA staff and volunteers occasionally take photos during our workshops, cafe chats and field days for promotional purposes and to use as documentation of events to share with our funders.  If you do not wish to be photographed, please let our event host know — we’ll make every effort to make sure you are not photographed.