dealing with a chicken with a tumor

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jenniesue, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. jenniesue

    jenniesue New Egg

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    I keep laying hens, so I have never slaughtered a bird. One of my hens has a massive tumor so I want to get rid of her. I have two questions:
    -What is the best way to do this considering that it is just the one bird to be processed?
    -The large tumor is pretty unappetizing, since I don't want to eat her how should we dispose of her?
    Thanks so much
     
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can saturate a rag in starter fluid, it's ether and put it and her in a closed bin and she will just go to sleep. IMHO it's the most humane way of doing it.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    With the ether she will suffocate.

    I use a clean chop with an axe. Over and done.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    A small rifle works, too. Then put the bird in your compost and let nature do its work.
     
  5. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure it's a tumor??? Is it on her right breast??? It could be her crop....make sure what it is first, please!!
     

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