I have a hen that has been ill for about 4 months now.....I have tried everything possible to make her better. She has given up. She sits huddled on the roost and lets the others peck at her without a fight. She is about 1.5 yrs old, a black sexlink from a hatchery. I plan to call the local extension to see if they can autopsy her. I'd like to know if they can find out what is ailing her as I have about 50 birds here (none others with any symptoms). What is the best, most humane way to cull her? I watched the videos on the broomstick method and decapitation, I don't think I can handle the flapping. If we gas her, will she just fall asleep peacefully? My husband is willing to shoot her, where is the right spot? Thanks everyone.