Easy Way to Slaughter a Chicken For Food (Graphic)

*Warning*  This is graphic, you will see the chicken get its head cut off

If I can do this, anyone can, and gloves are for wimps.


I don’t claim to be the best, but it gets the job done. This was shown to me by a local poultry man, and just like everything else, the more you practice the easier it becomes and the better you get at it. And if anything else, the better you are at it now, while the lights are still on, the better off you will be when things get tough!

5 comments to Easy Way to Slaughter a Chicken For Food (Graphic)

  • Silver Shield

    Thank you so much for doing this video.

    As a society totally detached from nature we have no respect or understanding of nature.

    These skills are are going to be life or death when the dollar collapses.

  • jonahui

    Thank you for taking the time to make this video. It was very helpful. The head and feet can be used with the leftover bones to make bone broth which is very nutritious. And the organs (heart, liver, etc.) are also very nutritious probably more so than the meat.

    A great website for nutritional information:


  • Billy

    I loved your video. It was very educational. I would never have thought watching a 25 minute video about killing and cleaning a chicken could be so entertaining. Your daughter helped make this video. She ‘cracked’ me up. Because of her, I now have a little song going through my head, “chicken butt, chicken butt.”

  • john muckleroy

    Of course after the collapse the only ice will be in winter and the water will be poured from a bucket but it was a really nice video.Same technique works on rabbits,raccoons,possums,squirrels etc.

  • IndenturedServant

    Ryan, I have a much quicker, cleaner and simpler method that is probably less stressful for the chicken as well. Get yourself a tree pruner like the one shown here: http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11697140&cp=2568443.2568444.2598674.2601434.1260422 and an old traffic cone. Get the tall one if you’ll be doing turkey and geese. You may need to trim the opening at the top of the cone depending on how big it is and how big your dinner’s head is. Nail the cone upside down onto a tree or the side of a barn from the inside. Now just slide your bird into the big end of the cone head first. Take your pruners and harvest away! The bird is held snugly in place to bleed out and you don’t need a rake or have to do windmill impersonations or take a second whack with the axe.

    While I’m at it check out Mike the Headless Chicken dot com. If you end up with a Mike, you might be able to make a few bucks!

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