Disclaimer: Controversial "culling" method

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TeenageRooster's Dad, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. TeenageRooster's Dad

    TeenageRooster's Dad Songster

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    Hi guys,

    just sharing my experience here:

    10IU of "R" insulin, injected in the breast muscle... they go to sleep, low blood sugar "shock" which is pretty fast injected IM (2-3mins or so).. it's painless and a nice "fade out". Being a diabetic myself, I've been down that route before and seems relatable.

    Had to cull 2 rooskies tonight and it was "featherless". Beats cracking necks wish is awful and shaky, so thought it would be worth sharing:
    1- Insulin is cheap.
    2- Sorta agnostic and natural
    3- Doesn't hurt the flesh for harvesting. all natural. Beats the acetaminophen injection I've see on some "lesser site".. which was awful.


    GodSpeed.
     
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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. TeenageRooster's Dad

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    Worked good tonight. Some fresh 18 weeks old rooskies for Papa next week :) . He will appreciate.... yet he'll scan the grounds for some juicy follow ups... he's 92 and kicking like a mule..(will try to get the trimmer and go after the palm trees.. by Tuesday lol) so he gets a pass here :). that greatest Gen... they get to me :).
     
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  4. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    Thanks, that is good to know. Do you know how much it would take of N type insulin? That is the intermediate acting type.
     
  5. That's how claus von bulow tried to duspatch sunny. He didn't use enough so she lingered in a coma for years. My point here is no half measures!
     
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  6. TeenageRooster's Dad

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    I would say same amount, 10IU, if it's injected intra muscular; it might take just a little bit longer to kick in but both N and R will hit the blood stream pretty fast if directly injected in the muscle. Once it's active, it should have the same effect.
     
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  7. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    Thanks, I will keep that in mind for future reference in case I am in a bind with one of my chickens at an odd hour. I hate to see animals suffer. I have a diabetic dog so I have all the supplies on hand.
     
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  8. TeenageRooster's Dad

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    Diabetic dog is a lot of work. I had a yellow lab with diabetes, we kept messing up her blood sugar, got tired of it and got her a Dexcom G5 sensor, I could check her BS on my phone :).

    I also changed her diet to meat only and it made a big difference. Not cheap thought.

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  9. palolo

    palolo In the Brooder

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    How much is that in ml? I only have syringes that are ml.
     
  10. palolo

    palolo In the Brooder

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    Would I be able to use a 22G x 1" needle and what is the conversion to ml. Didn't find a clear answer on searches. Thank you.
     

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