I helped SunnySideUp process a bunch of 5-8 month old roos last spring. We duct taped their feet together before dropping them into the cone. We used a 5-gallon bucket filled with hot water to scald, and used the extended legs as a handle for dipping them in the hot water. After processing, their legs remained straight. Even after 3 days resting in the fridge were the legs still stiff and straight. Last week, I had to dispatch one of my smaller meaties because she ended up with a cocked leg and couldn't walk at 6 weeks. She wasn't near the same size as Carols roos( about 2 pounds dressed), so I just dropped her in the cone, proceeded to cut her neck and let her kick away. I didn't scald her, just skinned her.
After I dressed her, I noticed, her legs were drawn up like the store bought chickens.
I'm wondering if they die in a certain position, do their legs remain in whatever position they were in as rigor sets in?
I plan on processing a bunch this weekend and next and I guess it will be an interesting experiment in observation.
What does everyone else think?