Beware of Dry Ice method for Euthanaisia

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by columbiacritter, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built a euthanasia chamber for my husbands beloved bantam roo he couldn't handle letting me off him in the normal way. Basically a 5 gallon bucket with a plywood platform inside to keep the roo above the ice. Put the ice in, set the platform in place, pour in warm water, immediate CO2 fog forms, set rooster on the platform and put the lid on the bucket. It should have quickly and quietly euthanized him, but apparently we used WAY WAY TOOOOO much dry ice.


    We blew the lid off the bucket. Quite an impressive BBBBOOOOOOMMMM!!!

    It would have been funny if the roos end had not been involved. My husband was upset. We let a lot of the reaction go then put the pid back on but not air tight then left it for a good 1/2 hour. The roo passed without apparent suffering after the explosion.

    If we use that method again I will use 1/2 lb of ice not 3 lbs. [​IMG]
     
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  2. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2

    Doesn't sound like a quiet, peaceful death........ maybe the Ax would have been the better option?
     
  4. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy cow!!


    Poor little guy......sorry for your loss, though. [​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:x2

    Doesn't sound like a quiet, peaceful death........ maybe the Ax would have been the better option?

    I agree 100%
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I'm surprised the poor roo didn't have a heart attack after that blast!

    Sorry for your loss, though.
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm sorry but it looks comical now but glad you did what you had to do. It probably would be the first of many you will deal with, particuarly chicks.
     
  8. spoggy

    spoggy d'Anver d'Nut

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    I'm sorry for your loss. The decision to euthanize a pet is always difficult.

    You could also drill a couple of vent holes in the lid, enought to let the pressure out, not enough to let oxygen back in. I've done this with with rats before and it works well.

    Steve
     
  9. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now you tell us! [​IMG]

    I do feel bad it wasn't a peaceful end for the roo, at the same time it is hard not to laugh.
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    How long do they gasp for air before dying? Sorry I'm for "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS"
     

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