Im wondering if I could...

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by buck-wild-chick, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    If i could eat some of my extra roo's ?

    but My prob is They are almost 3yrs and are banty's but i need to cull them out anyways beacuase i have to many roo's . I have a bad hen to roo ratio.

    Beacause i have never processed a bird I was wondering, should i pen the ones im going to eat , up ? and feed them the meat builder ?? for how many weeks ?

    I have prossed rabbits but not chickens. I was thinking (hear me out)

    Just stunning them in the head with the 22. long rifle.. Once i do that cut there jugular vein.. I have a big issue with ringing there necks or just cutting them off with the ax.

    Once they are dead I can proccese them.

    Thanks for the help,
  2. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I don't think it would help by feeding them meat brid feed. I heard you should not feed them the day before you kill them.

    I don't see why shooting them would be bad. I would find it easier to shoot them than to chop there heads off. It is the same as shooting a wild bird. Just might want to shoot them twice so they want have to be in pain long.

    Good luck [​IMG]
  3. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    No i meant I *am going to shoot them ooops
  4. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    well as old as they are and being banties in my opinion ud have to boil them reallllll good and hope for the best shooting them is fine by me i have done it in the past doesnt seem to affect anything
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    You do not want to shoot your chickens. You will not be happy with the experience or the end product. Debraining and bleeding is the the best procedure. I suggest that you go to If you following their directions you will be much happier. You won't gain anything by trying to fatten 3 yr old birds. I do suggest that you withhold food the day before you butcher. It eliminates some of the mess. Remember even if the birds were small when they are swimming in a batch of dumplings their great.

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