Restraining Killing Cones For Sale

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by jaku, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. jaku

    jaku Songster

    I got tired of using a rubber traffic cone to process my birds, and I didn't want to spend the $50 on cones from the hatcheries, so I found a plan for making them out of sheet metal. I'm selling them on eBay for the fixed price of $17.99 plus shipping. They hold 8 week old Cornish X's, or just about any other bird just fine.

    Check my sig for the link to the sale page!


    Last edited: Jul 8, 2009

  2. spookyevilone

    spookyevilone Crazy Quail Lady

    Oct 5, 2008
    How do you use something like that?
  3. kick'n chick'n

    kick'n chick'n Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
    yes please explain.[​IMG]
  4. Florida chick

    Florida chick Songster

    Jan 19, 2008
    You flip a bird upside down
    Shove them in head first
    then cut their throats

  5. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    These are for securing the birds for processing. If you go to the eBay link you'll see a picture (warning: it's graphic, if you're sensitive) They fit upside-down with their heads sticking out the bottom. The cone holds them snugly so they don't flap or thrash around after their veins are cut. Then they can bleed out neatly and the meat isn't bruised. It makes the job easier for the processor, and in turn, makes a more quick & humane end for the bird.

    I think these look nifty, I wish you great success with your e-business! One thing I'm wondering is if that particle board you've got them attatched to is going to be sturdy enough for the long run. I think it might degrade with the weather & repeated washings by the hose. Then again, it's cheap enough to replace when needed.
  6. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Well, the bird goes in headfirst. Its head sticks out the bottom. This makes it much easier for butchering, as the bird bleeds out quickly, and doesn't struggle.
  7. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Quote:Good explanation! Yeah, the particle board was a last minute thing. It got to be processing day, and I had a million other things to get ready, and I wasn't sure how I wanted to mount them, so I ended up doing that temporarily. It worked pretty well, and I don't leave it outside, so I might just keep them on there, unless I think of something drastically better.

  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    how much is shipping? I have never processed a bird, but if I had something nice like that already hanging up... well, if some roo just flogs me on the wrong day or something... it'd be a lot easier to show him the pearly gates.
  9. jaku

    jaku Songster

    Quote:Shipping is $8.49 to the US.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009

  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    PM sent.

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