Thanks TheMainException "the Humane Dispatcher" you mention would this be using a broom stick? I'm not sure how i came across it, but there is a lady on You Tube and she shows how to break the neck by laying a broom stick on the ground, putting the head under the stick, placing right boot on the broom stick and doing the same with the left as quickly as you can, then putting all your weight on it, then pulling gently, the neck actually gives way and breaks in half, without rupturing the skin and having blood everywhere.
Its amazing how things move along on you, one moment i'm trying to find out the best way to do this and the next i'm forced into.
My head Rooster Le Roy is looking sick/very old, i did a post asking for advice in the behavior section, found him the other day in the laying box's where he stayed for 2 days and 2 nights, he finally got out and has been outside last couple of days, and at night on the perch, but tonight he is back in one of the laying box's sound asleep. I notice during the day he is huddled in corners sometimes on his own sometimes with the others, Anyone got any ideas?
I really didn't think i had a problem with the other roosters, but on the 8th or 9th i went out and one of the young roosters is very much worse for ware, so i went looking for someone in simliar condition. Found him, (no i hadn't tagged him yet nor named him, ) so i followed him around and realized he wasn't letting up on this other rooster, so i resolved there and then he had to go, if he was the cause of Le Roy hiding in the laying box's well that just wasn't going to happen anymore, and i couldn't have him beating up the other roosters to this extent.
So thanks to everyone's posts and showing me how others do it, i got a large plastic bag and cut a hole in one corner, put him in it and popped his head out through the hole. That had him contained and not flapping around on me.
And yes it was very quick and a lot more acceptable to me than the other options. I believe it's the first time in 56 years that i have knowingly killed something. and yes i have named most of the others!!