Hi all. I ended up with 7 cockerels out of 19 chicks hatched this spring, not bad I guess. But so far I've only been able to find homes for two of them. I plan to keep trying, but chances are at least some of the remaining 5 will end up in the freezer. So, never having processed my own birds before, my question is should I cut their carotids and bleed them out, or can I do a quick chop? Is there a difference in the quality of the meat if I don't allow them to bleed out. If these were raised as meat birds I don't know that I'd mind as much, but they were raised with hopes of everyone turning out to be a pullet (what?!! ) and I have to admit I'm gonna hate to see them go. I'd like to cause them the least amount of pain/fear while not being wasteful of their contribution to my family. Any advice?