Culling...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bantam Chase, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Bantam Chase

    Bantam Chase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I know the good ol hatchet is quick and effective, I don't know if I'd ever be able to do that to someone I knew. I've gassed hit-by-car birds before with tailpipe exhaust and it was very easy and peaceful, and hopefully painless for the bird. I would NEVER consider eating a bird that was gassed, but is that an acceptable way to cull a chicken? Other than the hatchet, what are other ways to dispose of a bird?
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Neck dislocation by wringing or using the broom handle method.
     
  3. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put it in a 5 gallon bucket and pour bakin soda in the bottom of it then pour vingar then put the lid on very fast. or u can sell it or give it away
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Gassing seems to be the next best option of you can't bring yourself to use a hatchet. (I'm guessing that if you can't use a hatchet, you wouldn't be able to use the neck dislocation method, either). I think it would be painless and stress-free.
     
  5. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got the idea from a person on here. se put the chick in a gallon bucket. i normaluly eat what i kill.
     
  6. mikensara

    mikensara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    honestly if you dont plan to eat it yourself. amish folks at least the ones here in our area of ny will take them. just a thought or find someone who maybe wants them for their flock or yard.
     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    My husband shoots ours in the head
     

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