Killing Cones

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by BRsRock, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. BRsRock

    BRsRock Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a relative who does metal work and is willing to make some killing cones for me. The only thing is, I need dimensions. Anybody know what they are?
     
  2. Sundown_Farmer

    Sundown_Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Easy plans. I also like the transport boxes. I think I have everything to build one or two. The wood I'm going to actually use was slated for the burn pile. [​IMG]
     
  4. BRsRock

    BRsRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks.[​IMG] I'll print it out for him and see what he can do with it.
     
  5. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you know anyone that has bought the Whizbang plucker book, there is a great pattern in there for killing cones. They have worked well for all sizes of birds for me. I am getting ready to make a few more. If I get a chance, I will scan it in and post it.
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    For some reason, we don't have any luck with the cones. We just hang them by feet and cut. I don't know what it is they always seem to either get stuck or flop out, and we have a large one.
    Michele
     
  7. Sundown_Farmer

    Sundown_Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Michelle,
    Homemade cones or did you buy them? If homemade have you tried to modify your design to see if it helps? I think that plan I linked to uses 16" metal but I used 20 because it's what I had. I also made it slightly smaller top and bottom after trying it out.

    Have you tried a bleach bottle? Have you tried an orange road cone?

    I don't care to hang them by their feet because I don't like the flapping. Cones hug the bird till it rests.
     

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