Going to cull a couple of roosters!!!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Murphys2009, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Murphys2009

    Murphys2009 In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2010
    Wright, WY
    I am going to use the pithing method on them(I think). I have never used it before, so I hope all goes well. I will be posting pics, so please feel free to critique my work as this is going to be a learning experience. Although I am a hunter and thought maybe I could just shoot them in the head with a rifle vs. shotgun as that would pepper them with buckshot. Any suggestions on this? I will be doing this at 8 tonight....so please hurry with comments, suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Songster

    Oct 4, 2009
    Well we did two of ours yesterday for the first time ever, we tied up their feet, hung them from nails we nailed to a tree, and then tie their head to the tree. They were so calm and in a trance. BF used an axe and said it worked fine. We skinned them and found it to be easy enough.

    I wouldn't personally use a gun, but i guess it is up to you. The axe really did work well. Good luck.
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    I haven't used the pithing method. I have cut the heads off, bled them out, or cut the artery and then broken the neck (yes, that seems like overkill, i know). Personally, i wouldn't use a bullet on a chicken's head. I would just cut the head off. It's not nearly as bad as you think it might be.

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