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post #51 of 56

My husband and I use a small traffic cone for our killing cone. Works like a charm. If we have a large bird we use a larger cone. We put them in it even after we decapitate too and they thrash without briusing themselves. It's worked very well for us.

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post #52 of 56

I find slitting easier and I have tried chop as well. I found it too traumatic for the bird AND myself.....

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post #53 of 56

Jay, I think the best thing is for you to research all the methods, and experiment with a few in order to draw your own conclusions.  I've tried chopping, pithing, yanking, & slitting before deciding that the throat slit was the best method...for ME.  I wish you success, let us know what you try & what you decide.

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post #54 of 56

My uncle used to kill birds using an ice pick up through the roof of the mouth into the brain.  Death was instantaneous then he'd bleed them out but they also plucked easily--apparently this kept relaxed the feather sockets somehow.  He's long gone and I never learned the technique--sigh.

I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft veggie garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, Buff Orpingtons, Black Australops (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 16 guinea fowl. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school...



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post #55 of 56
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Originally Posted by woodmort 

My uncle used to kill birds using an ice pick up through the roof of the mouth into the brain.  Death was instantaneous then he'd bleed them out but they also plucked easily--apparently this kept relaxed the feather sockets somehow.  He's long gone and I never learned the technique--sigh.


That is not instantaneous its not good, is all I can say.

 

 

  

 

 

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post #56 of 56
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Originally Posted by kelliepulido 

could someone show a pix of where to slit the arteries on the neck?I would go with this method


Try this thread out. 
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=244807
It has a video link where a processor from Polyface makes the slits.  Very instructive and informative.

Dan

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