Ok well tomorrow is the big day for me, I did have a few chickens i was going to kill when they got bigger but i decided i did not want to wait that long lol so i traded with a friend and got this big rooster. She dont kill hers by cuting the throat so i guess this question to her wont be no good lol but i would like to ask, do they make alot of noise when u do the cut throat methed and let blood drain? I have read so many ways to kill :\\... also this is new to me but my friend said if you stick a knife up the the roof of the chickens mouth and give it a twist it unlocks the feathers for easy plucking so no digging in hot water. HAS any one else ever known this???? She has done it to many Turkey but will be doing it to chicken soon when she gets enough to kill.