I don't know where to post this so if this is not allowed here, could someone let me know where to post it? Thanks. I have too many roosters/cockerels and it's costing too much in food. I need to send some to the stew pot and freezer camp but I haven't found the best way for ME to dispatch them. I watched some YouTube videos and the only one that made sense to me and looked half way quick and comfortable for the chicken was using a hatchet. Even then I don't know how much pain the brain can still sense. Using a hatchet looks like it would be the fastest but it leaves the brain alive for however long it takes for the blood and oxygen depletion to stop it functioning. I won't PULL the head off because I know they can feel that and slicing their throats doesn't look painless to me. It looks like they would feel a lot of pain from the air hitting the cut nerve endings in their throats. I don't know if I could do the brain stab, I think that is too up close and personal for me. I know I am over thinking this and even though I am not as attached to these birds as I am to some others, I just don't want them to feel any pain. Are there other ways to put them down? Thanks. Oops, I forgot wringing their necks, that one seems the least efficient to me.