I have a mean rooster. He attacks everyone - my kids, my hubby, me....and now is is attacking our neighbors. He even has flown up and "flogged" my brother in the back of his head (and his wings are even cut!) I can't with good conscience give him away. So my husband said he would cull him. However, even though he is mean, I still love him. I have looked into the best way to cull him (fast) and with as little pain as possible. I am not confident in the axe method because of potential user error - (a few bad youtube videos have tormented me.) So my son and my brother built a guillotine thinking that would be the "surest" method. However, when testing it on a green branch, it worked like a charm on a small one, but testing on a stick that was the size of what the neck looks like (with feathers) it only cut 3/4 of the way through. Granted the stick was green and probably bigger than the actual neck - but I just can't stand the thought of it not going completely through severing the head immediately.....So, the topic of ether being painless has gotten me interested. If I were to use ether to put him to sleep and then cut his head off, would we still be able to cook it?