Dispatching My Roosters

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by shepherd, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. shepherd

    shepherd In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2010
    I have a question. I have 30 three almost four month old chickens and it looks like I have to make alot of room in my freezer because more than half of them are roosters. Ive done alot in the past hatches for killing them like my .22, a hatchet , sliting their throats, and even my 12 gauge to thier head one time just to see how it worked.

    The cleanest way I have found of doing it so far is to take a feed bag or a dog food bag and cut a hole just big enough to fit thier head threw. Then I take a corn knife or a hatchet and cut the head off. Then I hang the bag upside down to none of the blood gets all over the bird.

    I just want to know what kind of method you have devoloped that works best for you when it comes time to make a few less crows every morning.
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    Most say pithing, shoving a screwdriver into the brain. Also, a lot like killing cones.
  3. arch_cpj

    arch_cpj Songster

    Mar 19, 2010
    medina county
    Irun them over to the lady down the road she does em on the side costs me like 2 bucks a bird and all I do is drop em off and pick em up I used to raise em and do 100 at a time we hand plucked etc Im too old for that (33)
  4. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida

    I asked for this topic to be moved to the Meat Birds Etc section. There are a lot of helpful & experienced folks there who can better discuss effective dispatch methods. I'm afraid there will be folks tuning into the Managing Your Flock section who would be upset by the graphic descriptions already written here.

    The good thing about processing standard breed roosters is that you needn't do them all at once. You could spread the chore out over several weeks, doing the heaviest ones first, and the others won't drop dead on their own while they wait.
  5. NevadaRon

    NevadaRon Songster

    May 28, 2010
    Check out this video. Looks very humane, not messy, and these people make it look very easy, with only simple equipment (other than the plucker, which I would love to have! [​IMG] ):

    Part 2:

  6. the chopping block and axe.

  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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