Whoa! If the USDA has certified one, they can do another! There is a fine solution.
Mike Feddersen wrote:
http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/22388/20130719/local-chicken-processing-gets-usda-cerification The article is from last year so they should know by now if it is profitable/sustainable.
I can pull a permit to process 1000 birds on-farm, but I can only direct sell, no farmers' markets, no restaurants.