Where to buy Killing cone?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by AussieSharon, May 14, 2008.

  1. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Can someone tell me a cheap place to get a killing cone?

  2. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    what is a killing cone?
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I would try TSC or your local farm store. You may end up making your own.

    A killing cone is used to slaughter meat chickens.
    Last edited: May 14, 2008
  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    It's a metal cone that you put the chicken in and it's head pops out the end and holds the chicken securely so you can slaughter it.
  5. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    mmajw thank you so much!
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Meyer sells them. So does McMurry and most poultry supply houses.

    A killing cone is a cone of sheet metal about 24" long. You could also snag a highway traffic cone off the street and cut off the base and part of the peak end.

    You mount the cone upside down and put a chicken in it, the head protruding from the small peak end of the cone, hanging down towards the floor. You have to bundle the bird tightly, its wings held tight to its body, to do this.

    This allows you to bleed out and kill the bird without it thrashing around. This is often referred to as the brain pick, or "kosher" method of killing.
    You can also simply decapitate with the bird in the cone, again, preventing a lot of thrasing around.

    The flikr thread above is pretty good. Thanks for that!
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  7. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    You don't need to buy a killing cone if you have a blender. Just take the blender bottom off and put it into your sink. Then when you process the bird, place it headfirst into the blender. You'll save some money that way. Just don't lose the rubber gasket like I did on mine![​IMG]
  8. MsMcChick

    MsMcChick Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    We used the big sized laundry bleach bottle, cut the big bottom end out and the small top end (and wash it out well of course), but leave the handle intact, poke holes in the big end, hang upside down from a tree with wire or string and Voila', you have chicken for diner [​IMG]
  9. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I remember another poster saying that he or she used an inverted traffic cone with the end cut off. There are so many ways to be innovative and save money!

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