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Mobile Poultry Processing Unit

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There are multiple Mobile Processing Units available for rental in NC. Stokes County may not be the closest MPU for you. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems has a map of MPUs available for rent in NC.

All renters must attend a processing training hosted by N.C. Cooperative Extension prior to renting the unit for the first time. The next training hosted by Stokes County will be held in the fall of 2024. Email to have your name added to the list to be notified of the next training.

Users that have failed to cancel a reservation, or failed to pick up the unit when reserved without communicating with the Extension office in the past 12 months will be required to submit a $25 deposit to hold future reservations.

On this page, you will find helpful information about the mobile processing unit and the rental process. Processing demonstration videos can be found at the bottom of the page.

Rental fees are $75.00 for rentals up to 4 days. The unit is available for rental to anyone who has completed the training course on a first come, first serve basis. It is NOT only available to Stokes County Residents; however, the office reserves the right to direct producers to MPUs located closer to them.

Available dates can be viewed and reservation requests can be submitted at

If you have any questions, please email

What’s included?

  • 8 large poultry cones
  • 4 XL turkey cones
  • Cone stand and base
  • Scalder / dunker with shackle
  • Plucker
  • 2 stainless steel tables
  • Transformer (110v-220v)
  • NSF water hose
  • Trailer lock and key
  • User Manual with troubleshooting tips

Renters will need to supply their own propane tank for the scalder. 20 pound propane tanks are compatible. 

kill cones and stand setup

Kill cones and stand

scalder with manual dunker setup

Scalder with manual dunker


Mobile Processing Unit User Agreement

These videos are meant for educational purposes only when renting the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Stokes County Mobile Poultry Processing Unit. This short video explains how to best unpack the equipment.

Featherman Manual Dunker and Shackles Setup

Featherman Equipment Chicken Processing Video Part 1

Featherman Equipment Chicken Processing Video Part 2

Instructional video: How to handle, process, and slaughter chickens on farm 

***Viewer Discretion Advised – contains graphic material not suitable for all viewers.

Additional Processing Video

***Viewer Discretion Advised – contains graphic material not suitable for all viewers.

PowerPoint Presentation on Processing

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