brian_t wrote: »
Google "how to kill a chicken"
ganmo wrote: »
ehh...this is a grey area in the legislation
on farm slaughtering of chickens is premitted but only in registered units.
(2) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, a person shall not have in his possession meat which is intended for human consumption unless the meat bears a health mark thereon in accordance with the provisions of—...
(3) Subsection (2) of this section shall not apply to—
(a) meat which is in an abattoir and is awaiting the application of a health mark in accordance with this Act;
(b) meat from an animal slaughtered in a place situate on a farm which is used for the occasional slaughter of—(i) a pig which is maintained for farming purposes on such farm by its occupier, or
(ii) an animal which is so maintained and which has been injured by accident and the slaughter of which is necessary to prevent its suffering,
and the meat from such pig or such injured animal is intended for consumption only by the residents on such farm;
(c) meat which the person in whose possession it was found can establish was acquired by him in good faith and he did not know that it required to be marked with a health mark.
ganmo wrote: »
my reading of it is you can only have the meat if it is from an injured animal that was unfit to travel to an abattoirhttp://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1988/act/8/enacted/en/print.html
there is an FSAI document that says you can kill up to 10,000 birds on farm once registered
“animal” means cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses and all other equine animals;
“meat” means any part of an animal,^^ including blood, which can be, or is, used for human consumption;
foggy_lad wrote: »
Afaik that act does not relate to fowl.
the definition of “animal” so as to extend the application of this Act or any of its provisions to such other animal or poultry as he considers necessary
servant wrote: »
I wonder if there is anyone in my area (Co. Leitrim) who can help me (show me) how to kill chickens.
Even though I keep chickens for eggs I have no idea how to keep them for meat. I really would like to breed them for meat but I think I need someone to show me how to do it, hands on...
Anyone know where I could get help? How did you guys learn? What was your experience?
Genghis Cant wrote: »
I googled 'how to drive a car '....... It didn't end well :-) :-)
Sometimes there's nothing like hands on experience!
arctictree wrote: »
Sorry to resurect an old thread!
We killed a couple of 16 week old roosters at the weekend. Meat was fabulous but a bit scarce! Took me a while to cook and clean them, the second was much faster than the first!
These were just surplas birds from a clutch that one of the hens hatched over the summer. They just ate layers pellets and scraps and had the run of the farmyard and back field.
Markcheese wrote: »
Roosters , especially from a laying breed wouldn't be the most meaty animals , in the past there would have been dual purpose breeds , and a lot of roosters would have been caponized .(castrsted) .. And ended up a lot fatter , ( there was a thread on boards last week about capons , not for the faint hearted or inexperienced, a pretty gruesome business )
_Brian wrote: »
I’m not far off 50 and round farms my whole life, I never knew roosters could be castrated.
lanod2407 wrote: »
Fair play to you. Any problems dispatching them?
I bought 8 turkey pullets a few years ago and had an idea I'd process them myself at Christmas. Checked all the YouTube videos and spoke to a few people. Arrived at the conclusion that by the time I had the hang of it at least 3 or 4 of the poor birds would have gone through a deeply disturbing end to their days. Found a processor who gave me back my 8 fantastic birds for the bargain price of€8 a head. One of my better decisions!!
arctictree wrote: »
I have a dispatcher nailed to the wall that I bought years ago. Like this:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ascott-Mounted-Poultry-Dispatcher-dispatcher/dp/B009F9LPIS
Makes the job really easy. I pick them off the perch before it gets bright in the morning and they are dead in 1 minute.
Bass Reeves wrote: »
A loppers will carry out the same function. No need to cut all the way through just enough to break neck
Stihl waters wrote: »
I saw a neighbour of mine used an upside down traffic cone with the top cut off it, he had it rigged up in such a way that he'd put the chicken into it head first and all that would stick out at the end was about 4 inches of the chickens head and neck, a good sharp knife and off with he head, all done in less than 10 seconds