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Poultry Processing Equipment Available for Rent

poultry processing equipment from King Conservation District

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) and the equipment is available for pick up and drop off at the KCD offices in Renton M-F, 8:30am to 5pm.

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: 

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, a flat 4 pin trailer wiring connector and sufficient power and braking to tow the trailer.

The KCD poultry processing equipment is stored at:

King Conservation District
1107 SW Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 282-1900

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.

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