dispacthing quail

Discussion in 'Quail' started by DRAGGINZUZU, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. DRAGGINZUZU

    DRAGGINZUZU In the Brooder

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    Do you guys just cut off their head or do you wring the necks?? I have some roos I need to get rid of before they tear each other up.
     
  2. DRAGGINZUZU

    DRAGGINZUZU In the Brooder

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    Nevermind I found it. Wack there heads and cut it off.. Got it . I just got done cleaning 8 roos. put them in the freeze til I have more. I left 2 roos with 6 hens I guess they will do better now.
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    Just put one hand on their necks and one hand on their body and pull really hard. The whole neck will pop off, and they won't flop long at all. Do this outside so they can bleed out fast with no mess.
     
  4. Hooligan Farm

    Hooligan Farm Songster

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    Quote:Do they really pull right off? I might have to try that
     
  5. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    They come off pretty easy for me, and it takes less time. I have to use bolt cutters for chickens though.
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

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    a pair of poultry shears make it really easy cut close to the head I squeeze a coupla times to help bleed them out a little if you search utube there are a few vids on "cleaning quail"
     
  7. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Songster

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Grab the full body, wings and all in one hand, and hold snug...........grab the head, and pull the head off quickly. It's the most humane way to dispatch them. Keep the body held tight neck-end down while the nerve reaction plays out (about 10 seconds) and it bleeds out. You're done.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
  8. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I step on their head & pull up. Done before they know what happened!
     
  9. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    That's how I do it too Randall.
     

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