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My first slaughter. (havent done so yet)

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Zadien, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. Zadien

    Zadien Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone share their first experience with me?

    I plan on doing the method of twisting the head off. I just can't bring myself to do it. I have raised ants for consumption bu those are ants, **** an ant.

    Quail seem a bit more personal, since they have some sort of personalities.


    I figure its something i just have to do. Just take the **** thing rip its head off and be done with it to eat. But its easier said then done now I see.


    Any tips for a first time butchering?
     
  2. Laurens

    Laurens Out Of The Brooder

    You're right it is a little more intimate than anything else. The only other thing I've ever killed was fish and with no problem. But I did my first slaughter last weekend. My heart was racing and my hands were shaking but I did it! You can feel the heart beating and then feel when it stops. Just don't hesitate! I felt proud of myself when it was done. I figure it gets easier with time. If not, I'll have to become a vegetarian lol.
     
  3. Zadien

    Zadien Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah you are right lol. No trick, just do it. xD
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It gets easier the more you do it. Personally I opt for the very sharp knife approach. Either way, the first time is the worst.

    Goog luck

    Ct
     
  5. gilpinguy

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    I've read that a good pair of kitchen shears work well. SNIP and it's head is quickly off. Can't be faster than that right?

    I haven't done a slaughter yet myself, but I think this is the way I'll go.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It depends if one is left- handed [​IMG] - using regular scissors if you are left handed is no laughing matter and I'm not sure the chickens would thank me if I tried it. The faster the better though, I agree.

    Ct
     
  7. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My videos detail both methods.
     
  8. Zadien

    Zadien Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the roi on raising quail purely for meat? For a single person, is it worth it, or are eggs always more efficient?
     
  9. Zadien

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    I live in an apartment. I dont think I can wring its neck and throw it down like that unless I throw them in the bathtub. Do you let it fully bleed out after?
     
  10. Zadien

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    maybe one of those chicken cones?
     

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