well I thought I understood this pithing through the brain something wrong here. I had hubby put him in a cone, then I pulled the neck down and opened his mouth, saw the slit at top of mouth and pushed knife upward towards the back and gave it a quarter turn. well the turkey didnt close his eyes peacefully matter of fact he looked around for like 5 minutes. So I cut on left side if the neck and he started draining blood really fast, 5 minutes later hes still looking around and opening mouth so I tryed poking the brain again., few minutes later I sliced other side of neck it bleeds a ton and hes still alive at which time I sliced throat wide open and he died. This was horrible to go through, I chose this method thinking quick and peaceful. what did I do wrong, maybe not deep enough or far enough back? It wasnt a good day before I culled turkey I made purple chickens plucker for the drill but dont know how to lock it onto the drill so we hand plucked. All this for a 15 lb turkey (after gutting and all). I have 5 more to do in a month or so.