Sent a batch of 4 to freezer camp today, 3 roosters and 1 hen, all CX. We did the deed in the kill cones for the 3 roosters, sliced the neck, clean and simple. Father in law had said he would just chop the heads off, back in the day, so we gave that a try with a machette. It was sharp, and we tied a wire to the neck of the bird. I held the bird, my son pulled the string, and I dropped the hammer. Let me say that I will be using the kill cones exclusively from now on. It was a clean kill with one blow, but there was a fair amount of movement, which was a bit disturbing to my 14 year old son, and surprisingly to me. Mind you, we hunt deer, bear and elk every year. I've killed 20 deer, 10 elk, 2 bear, and my son has taken 4 deer and a bear. Thousands of birds have fallen to my shotgun, literally, and I kill upwards of 60 coyotes every year. Hardest kill to date was that hen. Anyway, just something to keep in mind as you prepare to do the deed. Hopefully you find this helpful.