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Old 10-28-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Favorite Brand of Poultry Shears?

I'm working up my tool list to start processing broilers and ducks on our farm.

I would greatly appreciate comments on your favorite brand of poultry shears.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 10-28-2009, 04:38 PM   #2
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http://www.alliancepastorale.fr/IMG/..._cour_2005.pdf

Here's a Frebch site with what's called 'pince a tuer'. The photo doesn't show the blade that slips onto the top of the pinch, but you slide it blade up into the mouth of the bird and clamp it and it pushes the blade stright into the brain and kills the bird without the heart stopping, so bleeding out is easier.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:52 AM   #3
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Is this considered more humane than just slicing the veins and artery in the neck?

Any idea if pince a tuers are sold in the US?
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Is this considered more humane than just slicing the veins and artery in the neck?

Any idea if pince a tuers are sold in the US?
It's probably less painful.

I could probably order them and have them sent to you.
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:52 AM   #5
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Susie,

That's a very kind offer.

If you could find out who the manufacturer is, maybe I could contact them and see if they have a distributor in the US, or that ships to the US.

Maybe I could get a company that sells poultry supplies in the US to start to carry the product.

Any help that you could give me along these lines would be greatly appreciated.

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I called and a very nice man says that they don't have a distributor in the US, but that the price of one ordered online is 17.20 (euros) plus 13.00 or so shipping (euros), whch would be about 45 bucks a piece.

He says you can send him an email in English at [email protected]

That does sound a bit pricey, even if life is expensive over here, but my friend, Marcel-the-Farmer, says he's never had to change the blade in more than thirty years.
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Many thanks!

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Good luck and let me know how it goes.
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