It has come to this. I've read a few threads, and I think how it is done is mostly about preference. My preference is to use a shoestring nuse. I figure it will keep the bird relatively quiet and stop blood to the brain at once. Before I tighten it I was going to use some ether to make it as comfortable as possible. It sounds fool-proof to me, I just want some second opinions to make sure there is no flaw in my plan. I don't want to do a halfway job.