Kill Cones – My Personal Opinion

WARNING! This post contains graphic descriptions of killing/butchering chickens. Reader discretion is advised.

Have you ever heard of a kill cone before?

Sure, it’s kind of a barbaric name, but it really is a very simple contraption. At its most basic level, a kill cone is just a funnel that’s used to hold the chicken steady while you bleed it out.

Kill cones are growing in popularity too. A lot of people swear by ’em (the folks at Grit Magazine, The Elliott Homestead, and even old Joel Salatin, just to name a few), but with all the butchering I’ve done, I’d never actually used a kill cone before; I’d always just used a hatchet — until last Saturday, that is… Continue reading “Kill Cones – My Personal Opinion”

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More “Kout,” Peeze!

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Well, folks, winter is finally upon us!

We don’t have quite as much snow as I’d like to see this time of year (guess you could say I’m still dreaming of a white Christmas), but the temperatures have been consistently dropping down into the single digits — and if THAT doesn’t mean winter is here, I don’t know what does! Continue reading “More “Kout,” Peeze!”