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Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
We are assuming that you have been fattening the birds from 7 to 21 days according to age and condition, and that they are now ready to be killed for market or home use. The markets will no longer take poultry that has been killed by cutting off the head with an ax, scalded to remove the feathers, and then drawn because it was not left without feed before killing. A market report says “In no case should poultry be scalded.” Wet picked poultry is not wanted in most markets and will not sell for what it is really worth.
Sutter, Clara M., "Phases of Poultry Work: Killing for Market" (1924). SDSU Extension Circulars. 188.