How do you euthanize a chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cheep, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Cheep

    Cheep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2010
    Sebastopol, CA
    Thank you, [​IMG]
  2. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Well, I'd use a pellet gun and shoot the head right behind the comb. Make sure you've pumped it up enough and do a couple practice shots (I'm assuming you're not in town). I'm too limp wristed for chopping. I've done some other methods and I think I've settled on this one. Know what's wrong with your chicken?
  3. dldolan

    dldolan WineNChooks

    Aug 11, 2010
    Sonoma County, CA
    Oh no! Sorry you have to do this at Christmas. Tie by legs, hang upside down (tree limb works OK out away from the house critters won't come around) and hold head...use a very sharp knife. If the bird is sick, bury it in a plastic bag (now that we can dig into the soil around here again). If you are getting rid of an "attack" roo or hen, take it to Western Farms and let some family buy it and make dinner. Just give it to them with a "warning, not for children!" notice.
    D- in Healdsburg
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I use my 22. One shot to the head, quick and painless.

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