Originally Posted by Ibicella
Yeah, I botched chickens when I first started too. I accidentally yanked the head off a chicken doing the broomstick method and sprayed blood everywhere! I've also done the "not cut deep enough" and whatnot. Scared the crap out of me and traumatized me for days.
Sounds like the same thing that happened to me. It sure is surprising when the head just pops off like that I did feel traumatized for several days. It took me awhile to get up the nerve to try it again. My neighbor wasn't too happy with the 30+ young cockerels crowing all day and night so I had to do it whether I wanted to or not.
Originally Posted by CraftyChicky
I should say that I have never killed a chicken...new to all this, still waiting on my chickies, but I laughed so hard at this post, just visualizing the whole disastrous process I had tears from the laughter. I certainly do not mean to be disrespectful to the chickens, but it was just funny. I will also say that when the time comes for me to slaughter my first bird, I will remember this story!
Yep....I can laugh now, too, but I felt so awful for the poor fella since he wasn't really doing anything wrong except that he just happened to be hatched a boy. I watched them all hatch which made it doubly hard.