So I had to put down my 1.5 year old rooster today. He got a bum leg and it never got better, this week he became far more weak and the others started to bother him. Last 2-3 days I would find him just sitting in random places, unable to move much and very thin. I would put him in front of food and he would eat deep into the night. Today he moved just 4-5ft from the food to the outside step of the coop. Luckily for him, my fiance bought a fancy fantasy 2 sided hatchet, it came in SHARP and with a cover. I had bought a new Lowes hatchet, but gawd is it dull! He was out in one good hit, not totally separated, but out. He's in chicken heaven now, no more getting his head and comb pecked to a bloody mess and he can walk again. Made me tear up, but it was for the best. Cannot tell you how much importance it is to use a sharp ax! He was my baby, I was hoping to keep him until old age, but it wasn't meant to be. I do still have his son and chicken wife, so not a total loss.