Not sure what the original person who suggested it might have meant, but my intention was just to keep the subset of birds that were due for culling that day more calm by not having them in view of the cone. Although I do have a lead rooster (well, technically still cockerel) that takes exception to ANY chicken in the yard being upset, even those he doesn't live with, because he has a real protective streak. If I'm not as clean cut about it as I'd like to be and one of the birds flaps around or squawks on me before I get it restrained, I can see him getting the entire yard on alert and getting the other cockerels all set off. I'd rather avoid that, as I'm likely to be stressed as it is. I'm sure it'll be different once I get some experience.
Regardless, though, the spot that will likely be best because it's level and close to the power supply and water supply is already mostly out of sight anyway...
Oh, and yeah, I plan on giving tidbits to everyone afterwards. Does anyone have any specific recommendations of what of the tidbits are ok/best to disperse to chickens rather than discard? (I know that heart, lungs, liver, kidneys are good if you don't keep them for yourself. I'm presuming you don't give them the gallbladder - what about intestines? Other stuff?) I don't have dogs/cats, so it's chickens or the bin.
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