Industrial processing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by lfoose, May 30, 2008.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know how the 'big guys' at the processing plants kill the chickens?
     
  2. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    hang them upside down and have a automatic throat cutter is what im guessing.
     
  3. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang upside down, electric shock to keep them immobile, slit their throats, then dunk them in the hot water bath.

    At least that's how Pamela Anderson explains it.
     
  4. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pamela Anderson? Since when did she do any work?
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I've seen videos, but I don't know how current they are. In the clip I saw, they are suspended from their legs on a conveyor belt type thing. A mechanical device removes the head entirely and they bleed out as the converyor moves along. They were automatically scalded, then a worker placed them in pluckers. At least that's the best I can remember.
     
  6. UncleHoot

    UncleHoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It was really meant as a joke reference. She narrates a graphic video explaining the "cruelty" of the broiler industry. I won't link to it here, but you can Google: Pamela Anderson "Kentucky Fried Cruelty". It's obviously not in favor of factory farming, but most of it, I found laughable. "They grow up without mothers." Oh, the horror! ;-) Other parts provided me with more incentive to raise my own.
     
  7. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I watched it...

    I can appreciate what she is trying to do but the opinion of movie stars never impressed me much.

    My DH teases that our chickens are treated better than he is. I have run across people that are leary of my eggs and feel that the store ones are 'safer' or 'healthier'. But once I go into explaining how the chickens for the store bought eggs are kept and raised and then show them my chickens, they change their minds pretty quickly.
     
  8. KLH2010

    KLH2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just watched a video on this in class. They hang them upside down, stun them electrically, then a blade cuts their throats. It's basically the same procedure that's used on other species.
     

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