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What should I use to kill my rabbits???

Discussion in 'Meat Rabbits' started by rabbitman, Feb 12, 2011.

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    HaloRabbits

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    I see that the use of nitrogen gas has become more popular in Europe as apposed to electric stunning in chicken processing. It is less common in the states but is also used, has anyone ever done this with rabbits? I know they use CO2 for many rodents but CO2 sets alarms off in the body and causes stress, Nitrogen/Argon is better but is more expensive.

    For our chickens we just cut the jugular and bled them out, we only recently got out of birds and into rabbits and are looking for the best, for us, method of dispatch. Do to the industry the man of the house works in getting Nitrogen cheaply isn't an issue. Currently our choices are that or gun. We are leaning towards the Nitrogen, as it essentially slips them into a coma then death, then we could promptly bleed out.