im unsure where to put .(mod pleae relocate me if wrong location) i will post the Humane way i find and plans..
I be Tommy..
sorry this is kinda long. when it comes to killing any thing it should be done properly and i am covering my bases..
Im new here and new to raising and the dreaded Slaughtering and even procesing
i have 2 problems LOL
i have read up on different Kill methods,
Breaking the Neck (swing it around or however)
Ax its head off
hanging and silting throat
Making a Funnel for it and slighting throat..
to all of those not no But xxxx NO!!!!!
my problem with all those.
its a personal kill (ill remember there eyes), and it will not be dead instantly.. while draining.. after sliting
its not my car oil i can just uncap and wait a minute.. this is a life im taking to continue mine..
i have heard of a funel that had a stun feature but haven't found any more info.. but it would be alive going into it getting nervous. so no to that
however i could put it in a funnle after it dead just so i dont have to be cruel after the kill (hanging upside down by feet thats sad no mater how i look at it)
the more i think about it im thinking gas or stun kill..
it would be an impersonal Kill..and thats better not ok but better
the more i think about it if i did the prosesing i think the chicken needs to be COLD.. warm ikk.
so my thoughts are..
making a Nitrogin or Co2 Gas Chamber (thats easy Styrofoam cooler or bigger custom built box) and both gases avail cheaply. my concerns are does gassing like this hurt at all or do they just get sleepy.. and a Co2 detector as long as it starts beeping i know it hit enough ppm to kill (for the testing part)
the stun-kill is another option
the problem with that is
and my problem with designing a DIY stun-kill i have to test it and im not willing to test on animals....
i heard bout electrocutions not working and hurting the person. so that could hurt my chicken..
if i can get a source that tellls me what voltage, at what hz, and amperage and where on body to design box for (one they would just walk threw and poof.. nothing holding them or attached
and yes i have thought about having someone else do the processing however the kill would be bad there in my eyes..
i would do the kill and bring dead to them..
so it wont suffer at all....as u see no mater what i do i have to figure out the kill part
economics has lead me to Raising my own Eggs/Meat..(how crappy is that Americans so broke they have to revert to farming) im a geek if any thing not a farmer
and the KFC crap pushed me over the fence.
so i normally wouldn't even consider killing an animal..
thanks for your time.. any thoughts will be apreciated..