So I started my own flock last year and bought some more this year...got a bunch of roos though, so finally had to do the deed last night. I tried Pithing him but he flinched at the last moment so I had to cut off his head.... It was THE most horrid thing I have done. Very traumatizing ending up with his head in my hand. Can anyone tell me a faster, less awful way to do it??? I have 8 more roos that will be ready in 4 weeks and I would like to create a killing station before hand. With this rooster I hung him upside down on a tree and my freind held him still so he wouldn't flap around....I think the blood had rushed to his head and he was dizzy though, because he was real quiet hanging there. I did great with the butchering/defeathering. I scalded him to get the feathers loose. It's the whole murdering part I have a problem with.