Originally Posted by Bridebeliever
I did read a lot in the beginning, its a lot of weeding through discussions and I didn't really find the answer...call me lazy, I thought I'd just ask.
I know all about the killing cone and I really like that idea. I was wondering about using something to just take their head completely off. Maybe I should start another thread with a poll. I just want to know what "most" do.
The top 3 methods seem to be the cone, broomstick and pellet gun (while they are in a cone)
You can combine methods a bit by using a cone and a much heavier knife and cutting clear through to the spine, nearly severing the head...advantage of taking head off completely is the understanding that it cuts off all nerve conduction immediately, downside is bird flopping and bruising meat if you don't need it restrained in some way, which will also cause extensive blood splatter.
Some folks use the broomstick to sever the spine and then hang them immediately to cut the neck and allow them to drain.
I prefer to just place them in the cone and cut them, with a sharp fillet knife or scalpel it is quick and simple and draining the blood does improve the rest of the process and meat appearance in my opinion.
Coning and doing a head shot with a pellet gun is also quick and simple and can be explained further if it is of interest to you.Edited by fisherlady - 10/9/15 at 12:42pm