Culling question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ThaJuicyJuice, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Songster

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    When a diseased or dying chicken in your flock must be culled, by which means do you do it?
     

  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

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    I dispatch by wringing the neck. It is the easiest and quickest way. sorry you ahve to do this.
     
  3. DickGJ

    DickGJ Songster

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    Quote:I agree...even though it's the last thing we want to do! [​IMG]
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Here's a link to a posting regarding euthanasia guidelines. It's got a listing of euthanasia methods, their pros and cons, the impact on the patient and the administrator, and then rates each method. It's a highly informative read.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5112773#p5112773

    I use cervical dislocation by either snapping the neck or removing the head.

    Sorry you have to do this. Good luck.
     
  5. Chihuahuamom444

    Chihuahuamom444 Songster

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    Quote:I am a total wimp and take it to the vet for euthanizing, thankfully only had to do it once, but I could Never do it myself
     
  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

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    I killed my first sick hen about a week ago. I covered her head with a little sock,wrapped her in a towel,paced her neck through the 2 nails on the board,and then chopped her head off with a hand ax. It was very fast. The anticipation/fear before doing it was far worse than the actrual deed. It took me weeks to get up the nerve to do it.
     
  7. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I use cervical dislocation by either snapping the neck or removing the head.

    I like how you seid it better. I alwasy make sure the head comes off so I know the chicken is gone.​
     

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