Not having butchered that many chickens at one time we took the advice of our good friend Margaret Robnett and improvised a butchering funnel. She told us to use a road construction cone, but because I didn’t have quick access to one (legally that is), I formed one out of sheet metal. This device contains the chickens wings when their head is removed keeping them from flapping all over and bruising the meat. It worked perfect. We also took Margaret’s advice and used lopping sheers (the kind you use to prune trees) to remove their heads. Kind of a gruesome thought I guess, but humane and functional.