Armadillo not recommended for chickens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by suburbanhomesteader, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. I wrote the Armadillo folks, and here was their reply:

    Hi Meg

    No, this device cannot be used on chickens - MAFF does not yet recognise this as a method of slaughter. But it's great for game birds like pheasants. There is a video explaining how it works on

    Sorry I can't be more help. Thank you for your enquiry.

    Kind regards

    Ally Hoon

    Armadillo Products Ltd
    18 Newton Tony
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Good thing you contacted them to make sure it would work the same. It's one pricey thing too!
  3. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    dont understand why you would need that thing for game birds. Usually the game birds I encounter are already shot! no need for killing them.

    Do not know why it wouldn't work on a poultry though!
  4. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Umm...lost here. What's it used for? Chopping off the bird's head? I looked at the video but it's not a video per se...just two clips. What did I do wrong? LOL!
  5. It pokes the spike into the pheasant's brainstem while the cup holds the head still.

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