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So, I'm all set up to process.  Have at least 5 roosters that I wanted to do.  Came home from work, waited until they were roosting and went to get #1.(of course right there was my good-natured naked neck that I would love to keep but DH says he flies over the fence too much).  So I get him comfy under my arm and he's just looking around,curious.  Go to hang him from a string on a hook and my string is too long and his head's dragging the ground.  So, back up under my arm he goes and I, one-handed, try to shorten the string.  Get him back in it a second time and he flaps loose.  Figured I needed a better plan, so guided him back into the run and went inside to look for a better line.  By then it's gotten pretty cold out and my nose is running so bad I needed 5 tissues and DH says why not wait until tomorrow and do it in daylight.  So, I quit.  Closed the boy up for the night and put up what I didn't want to stay out.  I do plan on trying again tomorrow, but have a bb game early.  (BTW, DH is in poor health and can't lend much of a hand).  Wish me luck (and maybe a basketball player to come and help me!  he's 8).  I have done this before, but those 2 I shot because they were such a pain and wasn't prepared at all, just got a knife and worked on the ground outside with the hose.  But, it worked.  a big fat fail

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I'm sorry things didn't work out for you tonight. I do think it was good to wait until your set up is comfortable for you. I have a high hood I use and the birds are about chest height on me. That's just for the bleeding out, then they go on a table and I have a chair I sit in to do the plucking and butchering. Being comfortable makes all the difference, especially when you have multiple birds to process at a time. 

 

I need a good sunny day, I've got five boys that need to go.....

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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