How do you cull a chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RachaelS, May 18, 2011.

  1. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that with my new passion there might come a time that I will have to make this hard choice. What is the best most humane way?
     
  2. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Small hatchet, lop its head off
     
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wring its lil neck- it is really hard to do, but usually when it has to be done the chick is already sick
     
  4. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I broke the one I had to culls neck. Warning though if you do it well enough the head pops off. [​IMG] I have also heard of some puting it in a paper bag, placing it behind the car tire and running over it.
     
  5. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wouldnt that be the messiest way...not necessicarrily the most humane way? UGGG I'd opt for breaking its neck or taking a hatchet to it >if you dont mind the blood<
     
  6. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are more humane & easier on the tummy ways to cull a small chick.i dont remember the exact science to it, but im sure if you search for it you will the find the instructions on it all. Placing the chick in a ziplock baggie with some sort of vinegar concoction will put it right to sleep & it should pass away right after.
     
  7. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone posted on here the other day that they did a big chicken with ether. I am betting it wouldn't take much to do a chick and very humane!!
     
  8. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a search on the web and can not find anything, however, I am most likley not using the right "search" words since I don't know the lingo. Any suggestions?
     
  9. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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