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Finally Culled One

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by HennyPennies2007, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    Well I finally culled my first chicken. A deleware pullet. She wasn't doing so hot and has been going downhill. Went to Home Depot over the weekend and made hubby buy me a hatchet. This morning she wasn't any better so I sucked it up and did it. It was weird, but I know I did the right thing.

    P.S. Thanks to PurpleChicken for making it seem not so scary.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  2. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    Lake Como, Fl. 32157
    I had to cull one of the little ones, I found out I am a lousy chicken killer. After a couple of false starts I got the job done. The cat volunteered to help me but I figured I had to do it myself.
  3. andorraclaim

    andorraclaim Songster

    Nov 28, 2008
    East Austin, Texas
    It is a little surreal at first. Good job!
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    GREAT job !! it is hard the first time,, but it does get a little easier each time. as long as you tell yaself, " im doing this for this poor bird, so he/she doesnt have to suffer, and i dont have to watch it widdle away till it dies"

    im proud of anyone that finally does the needed "deed" [​IMG]
  5. Mesa

    Mesa Songster

    Nov 21, 2008
    New Mexico
    So since we are on this topic.... where do you find a killing cone? Or do you just make those?
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    you can either make 1 out of just about any flimsy metal,, or hatcheries and supply houses have them,, like ideal ,, ive seen them, but not to really look at,, i have no idea their cost.
  7. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    If a killing cone is the thing you put the chicken in to chop off it's head then I've seen one made out of a milk jug. They just cut the bottom out of it, turned it upside down and then cut the "top" to the size opening they needed. He had his nailed to a post.
  8. wohneli

    wohneli Songster

    Oct 6, 2008
    How do you decapitate them if you use a cone?
  9. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    If the time ever comes that will be the only thing I will insist my hubby do. I couldn't do it. [​IMG] I want to be away from the area and the chicken gone or buried before I return. My chickens are all very special to me.
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    knife ,,,, but you dont have to cut their heads off,, you just slice their neck,, at the artery,,, but if your like me,, a sharp knife dont stop,, so i end up cutting all the way through,, but with more practice,, i should be able to "get the feel" and not go all the way,, just slice their necks.

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