I wanted to take a poll of sorts to see the most popular way on this forum of slaughtering the birds. Please reply with a choice and how long you have been using that method. Here are the choices: Axe to chop off head Cleaver to chop off head Machete to chop off head Other to chop off head Knife to slice throat Other to slice throat Break neck with hands Break neck with broomhandle Other method break neck Other method alltogether, not listed here (what is it?) My birds are due to be done at the very end of this month of the very beginning of next depending on their weighs at the end of the month since they've been slower than I thought... I'm starting to make a short list of materials I need to gather for the job and yet I still have no idea as a newbie what method I should try my first time. Also, what is a realistic amount of birds I should expect to do with my husband our first time? We have 25 right now. I don't think we could possibly get them all done in one day. Do you think 10 is a do-able amount? Oh and what do you guys do with all the blood?! I'm thinking I'll get a couple 5 gallon buckets to catch it all in but then what do I do with it? THANKS!!!