When to Caponize and Cruelty Issues Regarding Caponizing.
(Washington , Pa)
The birds are easiest and best caponized at 10 days to 2wks. Less traumatic and less mortality. To answer the critics regarding pain.... the internal organ only perceive pain that is produced by stretching of the organ in question. This is in the human. The testicle is not stretched, the cord and blood vessels are to a limited degree. Pain mostly would be secondary to the incision initially made in the skin. I have never had a bird show me discomfort during the coponizing procedure.