Mason Conservation District Poultry Processing Equipment Program:
The Mason Conservation District has two Poultry Processing Units that include scalder units, pluckers, and kill cone stands for holding up to 8 kill cones at a time. We also have a Poultry Processing Trailer that can handle larger flocks. The units are available for rent to minimize schedule conflicts and help poultry producers be more efficient.
$35 per day or $70 per weekend Featherman Units
$50 per day or $100 per weekend for larger Poultry Man Poultry Processing Trailer
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Eggs – Farmers Markets & Direct to Retail
Farmers selling eggs (from a chicken, goose, turkey, duck, guinea, or any species of fowl) at farmers markets and through direct to retail sales (i.e. restaurants and grocery stores) must comply with the requirements of RCW 69.25 and be licensed through the Washington State Department of Revenue (WSDOR) as an Egg Handler/Dealer. Local health districts have jurisdiction over farmers markets in their areas and may conduct market inspections to assure vendor compliance with local rules and regulations.
Direct to retail sales also require obtaining Egg Seals from the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Eggs – On-Farm Sales & CSA
Poultry or egg producers may sell eggs from their own flocks directly to the end consumer from the place of production without the purchase of an Egg Handler/Dealer License or Egg Seals from WSDA
Shell eggs are a perishable food and must be handled properly with care under cold and sanitary conditions to assure consumer safety.
WSDA Eggs Website
WSDA Meat & Poultry Assistance Program
General WSU Poultry Resources
WSU Veterinary Medicine – Poultry
WSU Pasture Poultry Resources
Avian Flu Resources
American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA)
Niche Meat Processors Assistance Network
ATTRA – Sustainable Poultry
See the ‘Food Safety’ section for links to resources on the processing and selling of poultry & egg products.