Tools > Poultry Processing Equipment Rental
King Conservation District provides low-cost rental of equipment for small-scale producers to safely process poultry for home consumption, or to slaughter poultry for direct marketing with a WSDA permit. At this time no other poultry processing equipment is available for rent in King County. The KCD project helps producers fill the demand for locally-grown chicken, turkey, and other poultry.
KCD rental equipment is provided in partnership with the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC), which manages online scheduling, and Grange Supply in Issaquah, which serves as the pick-up and drop-off location.
EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRODCEDURES
KCD poultry processing equipment is available for a rental fee of $25 (plus tax) for the first 48-hr period, plus $25 for each additional 24 hours.
For first-time renters, a phone orientation is required before using the poultry processing equipment. Call the NABC office at 360-336-3727 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday for an orientation.
See the NABC website for more details on the equipment rental process: www.agbizcenter.org/business-services/processing-equipment-rental
POULTRY PROCESSING EQUIPMENT
After extensive research, KCD selected Featherman poultry processing equipment because of its high quality, reasonable cost, and the company’s commitment to customer service.
Our equipment rental package includes:
You will need to provide:
See the Featherman YouTube page for excellent videos of the poultry processing equipment in operation.
The KCD equipment package is contained in a 4’ X 6’ trailer. Borrowers need a truck or vehicle with a 2” ball and sufficient power to tow the trailer.
The KCD poultry processing equipment is stored at:
145 NE Gilman Boulevard
Issaquah, WA 98027
The trailer plus equipment weighs approximately 1,000 lbs. Consult your owner’s manual to ensure the trailer is within the towing capacity of your vehicle. Remember that passenger weight exceeding 150 lbs, optional equipment, and additional cargo should be considered. Never exceed your vehicle’s towing capacity because doing so can affect your vehicle’s handling, stopping ability, or possibly even damage the drivetrain.
WSDA POULTRY PROCESSING INFORMATION
No permits are required to process poultry for home consumption. The Washington State Department of Agriculture created a special permit to allow on-farm processing of up to 1,000 birds for direct marketing. See the links below for details on the permit and additional information for small-scale producers.
Special Poultry Permit to Slaughter, Prepare and Sell Whole Raw Poultry
Handbook for Special Poultry Permit to Slaughter, Prepare and Sell Whole Raw Poultry
Selling and Processing Poultry