We do not slaughter poultry at our plant since red meat species and poultry species must be slaughtered in separate facilities. Thought we do have a poultry slaughter plant on our campus, I took this picture at Polyface Farm while visiting yesterday. Here, live birds are placed headfirst into inverted cones and their throat is slit. They die due to blood loss. In a larger commercial system, birds may be stunned with electricity before being bled out.