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Slaughtering chickens

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Lu King, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Lu King

    Lu King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When slaughtering chickens....should it be done in front of the other chickens or some place where they can't watch their friends being slaughtered?
     
  2. karl lutz

    karl lutz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done it this way and as far as I could tell the rest of the chickens had no idea what was going on. I take my harvest out of the flock the night befor right befor the nightly feeding so the craw and the gizzard are a little more clean. I have shipping cages that I keep them in all night and then I go to work about noon.I do ten at a time.
     
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    It makes it a little easier to catch the rest of them if they aren't watching the whole process- it keeps them calmer.
     
  4. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I have done it in front of the others. Keeps 'em walking a straight line!! [​IMG] Seriously, they really don't get what is going on....
     

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