Need to dispatch my 22 week old BO cockerel. I'm a bit nervous

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Chickens in Elmwood, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Chickens in Elmwood

    Chickens in Elmwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2009
    Elmwood, WV
    Well, I MUST do it. I don't want to, but it must be done. I can't find anyone to take him and he is a brute that is terrorizing my children. Now they are scared to even get the eggs from the girls(which they WERE very excited about)

    First, he is so rotten that he is almost uncatchable. How do I go about getting him? Can I wait until he is asleep? Then how do I pluck and all that stuff in the dark? AAAAHHHHH!!!!!

    Then, being 22 weeks, how should I cook him so he isn't too "gamey" with boy hormones? I'd like to roast him, maybe. Will I need to let him "rest" or can I just cook him.

    Can you tell I have never done this before? lol
  2. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2008
    You could always catch him at night and just cage him until you are ready. It wouldn't hurt to give him some time to empty his bowels-makes for a little less mess.
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Shoot him in the head- that will make him much easier to catch.

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