Dispatching a turkey the way I do chickens...?


8 Years
Jun 6, 2013
Howdy! 'Tis the season... I've got a turkey to kill here. Yes, I'm aware there are many ways to dispatch a turkey. I've killed birds most ways possible. The way I now prefer to dispatch chickens and quail is by dislocating the skull in one sharp jerk, then I can remove the head and bleed it with no pain, insane thrashing, or screaming. This works well for rabbits, too.

Has anyone used this on turkeys? I'm thinking of making a 'head hook' (like for the rabbits) that I can slip just behind the skull and then jerk down on the feet. Short, sweet, and to the point. Was wondering if/how anyone else has made an efficient way of 'popping' a turkey?

We have never raised turkeys, but I think it should work. We always go for quick when it comes to killing our chickens. Because turkeys have stronger necks, breaking their neck may be harder, so make sure you pull hard so they don't just get injured.

Happy soon-to-be Thanksgiving!

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