Well, with the excitement of the eggs having veins, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm going to be able to just whack the heads off of the quail before butcher. I said something to hubby, and he's not sure if he'll be able to. Sending them to a processor would defeat the purpose of raising them ourselves (to save money). So, the thing that popped into my head was C02. We use the C02 to prekill rodents before they're fed off to snakes or the fish, but would it change the taste of the meat or anything? We would be able to bleed them out within minutes of them dying, but, would that be too long? Any input is appreciated.