What is the best method to put a chicken out of its misery painlessly and without distress. One of my chickens was injured by a pine martin that grabbed her through a wire fence with apertures of 2" X 3" pulling off a wing and part of a leg and I wanted to put it down quickly. I could not do it my self so I took her to a neighbour to break her neck this took more time and distress. Has anyone got any suggestions for some one who wants wants to euthanasia a chicken quickly and is frightened to pull and break the neck in case it causes more pain and distress if you do not it properly. My first thought was to cut off her head with a pair of secateurs as it would be quick if not messy, excuse the pun but I chickened out.