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I mean, the title of the video says it all. I was processing 12 chickens the day I made this video outside and on the edge of my pasture. I’ve processed up to 100 birds in a day before on farm, and 240 birds in a day off farm. With a total of between 1500-2500 on farm for the whole year.
There are a few methods I have seen people use for acutally killing the chickens. Some just cut the arteries (not veins like I say over and over again in the video), some cut the head completely off, there’s a stun knife that is used in some USDA facilities that electrocutes the bird first. The thing to remember is that you want to do it quickly and with as little stress to the bird as possible.
It’s never something I really look forward to, and I’m usually kind of quiet the rest of the day. I find that while I don’t enjoy it I do find that it is a necessary part of being a meat eater. I like protein, I believe humans need to eat animal protein, and if my animals are goingto be used to that, having a role in the full cycle of their life is important.
I was a little nervous doing this on camera and then publishing this video. Just because it is something that is a really big deal to me. If you have any further questions please leave them in the comments below.