I prefer to have my chicken slaughtered before it gets fried at 40 volts. SubhanAllah
im sure we all do. however if 40volts dont fry em (beyound any doubts) and if left after some seconds their still alive and erm clucking then thats fine with me...
[quote="abu mohammed"]Well see here, Masuds blog This is where I read it at 4.2 volts masudblog.com/?p=144
4.2 volt is less then a 9v battery so nothing will happen to a chicken.
This is achieved by passing a current through the bird that causes immediate loss of consciousness and sensibility to pain. The stunning current may be delivered through hand-held electrodes for small flocks or through an electrified waterbath where larger throughputs are required. Whatever the delivery method, the current must be of sufficient strength and duration to ensure that the birds are rendered immediately insensible and that they remain insensible until death from bleeding. Electrical stunning equipment MUST have a display that shows the current and voltage being applied. All electrodes should be regularly cleaned and maintained to prevent a build-up of resistance due to deposits. The stunning machines should be regularly tested with a load of known resistance to ensure that sufficient current is reaching the birds.
A minimum of 120 milliamps (mA) is required to reliably induce cardiac arrest in broilers (Muller 1978; Schutt-Abraham et al. 1983). Heath (1984a) explains that the amperage is divided between the number of birds in the water bath; therefore if seven birds are in the water, 840 mA is the minimum amount of current required to kill them. Cardiac arrest can usually be accomplished by setting the stunner at 200 volts (Heath et al. 1983; Schutt-Abraham et al. 1983). Heath, however, warns that the reading on the voltage dial may over-estimate the actual voltage and amperage of the stunner.
The use of a constant current power source would probably improve poultry stunning because amperage would not fluctuate when the number of birds in the water bath changed.
All such questions can be directed to "Humane Slaughter Association"
Email sent to enquire about the range of voltages in use in UK.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.