Sorry if this is in the wrong place but I had a choice and both fit! I want to get a kill over with. To date my husband has killed all the poultry necessary but it's my turn, y'know? Currently I don't have any in my flock that I need/want culling and I'm thinking about getting some of those Craigslist roosters like that one smart woman here. Of course this means I would have to kill them at home. I mentioned those places you have where you pay $2-3 a bird to have it done, but my husband had no idea what I was talking about. The laws here aren't particularly strict - I've spoken to the council and I quite possibly have the most 'couldn't give a blank' council in the world. As long as I don't get complaints - I'm good. However my husband seems to think I'll get complaints. The council did say that while they're aware I'm over my limit on my flock, they won't do anything about it unless someone complains about the noise. Which my husband says I will get A LOT of if I kill. I don't know, I was never around when he did it. My husband thinks the noise alone will be enough to get us reported - and of course culling is a lot more illegal than just overlimit - but you know what happens when they report one thing... (the punishment if caught would be loss of about 1/3rd my flock and possibly a small fine) I was thinking of going the 4 hour drive to the farm and if mother lets me kill on her property I can give her a few cleaned chooks in return for the materials/space. My only problem with this is the legalities are INSANE on this one. I even feel nervous posting about it! But if you kill on a commercial farm (which this is) you cannot take the meat off the property unless certain things are followed. It's not so bad the family farm would lose their licencing or anything - but the fines are hefty. In the tens of thousands. Of course my chances of getting caught doing it here are slim to none. Getting the appropriate licencing to take it off the farm would be more money than the chickens are worth after a 4 hour drive. So since I don't want to risk my husband's family having legal problems or losing my flock to a noise complaint - I don't know what to do about acquiring meat more frequently. We just normally have to wait for the farm butcher to kill things to get it all together (the farm butcher is allowed to take meat off the farm property but not us, so he can sell it back once he's ready and we can take it off... mmm yes... the price is a little steep, about $2 a kilo ($1 a pound) under the price of grocery chicken). I guess what I'm basically asking is... is there a way to get licencing to kill in town on your own property? Is there a way to cover the noise if you do decide to sneak a home kill? Do you think I can find a local non-commercial farm that'll let me use their property (maybe in return for having their flock culled and prepped for them as well? like farm work in return for farm use?). I love love love my fresh chicken when I can get it - and buying it from the shops, no matter how good the butcher, just doesn't compare. I'd really like to find a way to regularly kill my own so I can keep my family in a large supply of meat. And so I can get this first kill out of the way - something I have GOT to do. Would you just sneak it on the family farm? Please don't tattle on me!