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dealing with a chicken with a tumor

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

  1. jenniesue

    jenniesue Hatching

    Nov 6, 2007
    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 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    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 Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    With the ether she will suffocate.

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

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    A small rifle works, too. Then put the bird in your compost and let nature do its work.
  5. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing 11 Years

    Mar 10, 2007
    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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