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Rocking chickens to sleep before killing them

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by quig, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. quig

    quig New Egg

    Jan 17, 2016
    I haven't seen any mention of this when killing chickens, hope it might be helpful. Before I kill a chicken, I tuck its head under its wing and rock the bird from side to side for 15-20 seconds. This completely relaxes the chicken, and keeps it still when you cut its throat or chop off its head. Try it and let me know how it works for you. Quig
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Interesting, thanks for the info

  3. Kirbzilla

    Kirbzilla Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2015
    Ashburnham, MA
    My Coop
    My dad use to do this with the pheasants he would raise to train the dogs. He would tuck and rock, then place the bird in the field. Never thought about it for chicken processing!

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