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    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently read on here a culling method using vinegar and baking soda for chicks. Can you use this method for a 1 year old hen?
     
  2. Pico de Gallo

    Pico de Gallo Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds like it'd take an awful lot of vinegar, and if the concentration's too low it'd amount to torture. You could use a CO2 cartridge and a bike tire inflator (~$10). Cut a valve off of an old bicycle tube, tape it to a bag/shroud of some sort...

    I dunno. A sharp knife across the neck, then through the roof of the mouth, seems more humane to me than asphyxiation. I've had to gas labrats and lizards: watching them shudder and gasp for air for 2+ minutes is still plenty distressing (though certainly cleaner).
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A small super sharp hatchet and a tree stump. Smothering a chick is IMO not a very humane method.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Isn't this in the wrong section?



    I'd never ever recommend any liquid or gas to use though.
     
  5. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry I guess I did post this in the wrong section. Ooops, new website.[​IMG] I was just curious if it would work. Doesn't sound like something I would try. Thank you for your answers!
     

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