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Best way to cull !!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maxi&les2017, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Gun

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  2. Broom stick

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  3. Snapped neck

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  1. maxi&les2017

    maxi&les2017 In the Brooder

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    So still new to chickens we now had 19 now 18 one of our girls was sick after 7 days of healing in the end we had to cull !(out first cull ) !! Now we snapped her neck but it did not go a smoothly as we had hoped as am finding out I can't get a stun gun :/ I have looked everywhere I find this would be better for us to use if not that a air rifle? Are we aloud to cull this way or is there laws on this ?? Thanks in advance
     
  2. micstrachan

    micstrachan Crowing Premium Member

    I’m not sure about the stun gun laws. Probably depends on where you are.
    I do know that The Chicken Chick has an article on cervical dislocation for culling swiftly and (hopefully) painlessly.
     
  3. Laodicia

    Laodicia Crowing

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    I personally wouldn't go with any of these. My first cull I tried broom stick... i felt it didn't go well but... she died quickly.

    I wouldn't feel confident breaking their neck strength wise. I saw my dad do it once when I was little.

    and gun is kinda over kill but if it's allowed then maybe - I've never fired a gun though.

    I would go with cutting their throat. it works. though instructional info is hard to find online. an experienced assistant would be best the first few times it was needed to be done.
     
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  4. birdofhermes

    birdofhermes Songster

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    can you bring them to the vet to be put down with an overdose of painkiller?
     
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  5. tastyacres

    tastyacres Crowing

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    I put down 6-chickens the other day and broke there neck.

    Lay chicken on its back, put pole over its head, then as soon as you pull put both feet on either side of pole and pull up... Chicken dead really fast!
     
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  6. tastyacres

    tastyacres Crowing

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    Slitting neck is by far the best!
     
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  7. Laodicia

    Laodicia Crowing

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    I believe you are describing broomstick. i instead promptly forgot exactly what to do once the stick was in place and pulled chicken by legs down. (this was a few years ago.) dont think ill go into more detail...

    eta: except to add that this is infact not the proper way.
     
  8. tastyacres

    tastyacres Crowing

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    I always used a metal pole but i'm sure a broomstick would work to.
     
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  9. Laodicia

    Laodicia Crowing

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    this description is better than any youtube video or other info on this method I've found.
     
  10. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    If one of my chickens was sufferinfo that’s what I would do.
     
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