Chop their heads off or slit their throats

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mjsparky, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. mjsparky

    mjsparky New Egg

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    I'm killing all the roosters in our flock, is there any advantage to either method. I'm inclined to chop off their heads unless this is a bad idea. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    I always have trouble trying to cut the head off even with a sharp knife. I might try slitting next time since that's what I basically end up doing anyway. [​IMG]
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is tons of info about this on the meat board. Good luck with whatever you decide.
    Nancy
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    There are a lot of different methods. Chopping heads, slitting throats especially using a killing cone, putting heads under a broomstick and pulling to break the neck. Some have a certain advantages over others but I think the best one for you is the one that you think you can do and be sure and certain about it.

    I grew up using an ax to chop wood and kill chickens for processing so I am comfortable I can be sure with that method. It does require some strength to swing the ax with one hand and some familiarity to get a clean hit. A sharp hatchet might work better for some people as it would require less strength. But the other methods work too.
     
  5. Galaxiedriver

    Galaxiedriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A sharp hatchet is instantaneous. Be ready for the flopping.
     

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