Help skull and neck exposed! How to euthanize my hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kerusnak, May 31, 2016.

  1. kerusnak

    kerusnak Out Of The Brooder

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    I think my picked on hen got mauled by the flock today. I came home and found her barely moving with her skull and inner neck exposed. She will die but how can I help her sooner? Shes standing and taking a few steps but looks woozy. I don't want to cut, snap or chop her neck because of the injury. I'm also a big baby
     
  2. Buzzlee

    Buzzlee Just Hatched

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    Here is a video on disarticulating a chicken warning though its graphic. Just remind yourself you are ending the misery for it. Sorry that you go through this. Best wishes.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Are you sure she can't be saved? Can you post a picture?

    -Kathy
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Sorry. I must be a big baby too, cuz I have tears in my eyes right now.... [​IMG]

    But I'm here to learn because I know I will one day face something similar.

    I read yesterday about using ether (starting fluid) to euthanize a chick. I would think it would work the same.

    Good luck.
     
  5. kerusnak

    kerusnak Out Of The Brooder

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    I ended up having hubby come home and help. She was definately going to die. Poor girl was soaked in blood and barely responsive. Hubby thought he could see brain. I feel so sorry for the pain she must have been in for hours before I got home. We didn't have an axe or knife (not that I am going to pretend I could have done it that way) so we decided to shoot her. The only .22 we had was a rifle but it did the job. I'm still in shock that the other girls did that to her.
     
  6. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am very sorry.
     

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