culling

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by aarontheman, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chirping

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    i have a sick bird that is not going to get better how do i kill him with out any mess
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Since this is a sick bird I doubt you would want the meat, so the best recourse would be to simply wring it's neck.
     
  3. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chirping

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    i dont eat pigeons but how do i wring him ?
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    Just like you're wringing out a wet towel, only it's their neck.
     
  5. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chirping

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    so like grabbing the bird by the head and swinging him
     
  6. loftkeeper

    loftkeeper Songster

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    if you are not going to do it right the bird suffers more and swing it around is cruel will pm you
     
  7. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    With pigeons swinging it by the head would be cruel...there's hardly any 'weight' to the bird and it would suffer horribly.
     
  8. aarontheman

    aarontheman Chirping

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    so what about by the neck i want this done humane and for the bird to feel no pain
     
  9. Pigeon Power

    Pigeon Power Chirping

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    I'm so happy my husband handles these types of thing.....I think breaking the neck for someone who has never done it might be difficult. I would recommend putting the bird in a cloth bag to relax it and then smashing its head....it sounds super awful but if I had no one to help me and I am by no means experienced in these things, that what I would do. When I used to have to clean my birds feet by myself I would put them in a black sock that was tight to hold the wings together and keep them in the dark to keep them calm....It worked really well I would flip them on there back and get there feet all nice for show with no struggles....just make sure you know where the poor things head is.
     
  10. Pigeon Power

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    I know they also make human euthanize stuff for fish you can buy at pet stores like petsmart or petco (its chemically based).....If they have it for fish...maybe birds????I would do some research on chemically based human euthanize for birds on the net.....I know they are rather sensitive animals...might be something out there that would just "put them to sleep"
     

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