Pithing meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by SpringChickens, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I am going to process our 14 Cornish X this weekend and want to try pithing. I've found a few diagrams, and think I'm somewhat comfortable with the process, but I was just wondering what tool you use to pith. I've seen a sharp knife suggested many times, but I worry that it will be too wide and could hurt the bird in the process? I was thinking an awl would work too... any other ideas/words of advice?

  2. red roo

    red roo In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    maybe an ice-pick , i personaly prefer the slit the artery "not the throat"method, but to each his own good luck P.S there was a post the other day about different ways to dispatch and they talked about this method

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