How to put a chicken down..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dgeter, Jul 22, 2010.

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  1. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Seabright is dieing and she's getting worse hourly. I can tell she's in pain.. she keeps jerking and squaking. I don't know how to put her down in a painless and un-gruesome way. I'm not sure I have the strength to do this so any help would be appreciated..
     
  2. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help?
     
  3. Crack N' Egg

    Crack N' Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry!! I haven't had to do anything yet, but I understand that a freezer is easy. They just fall asleep.

    Nothing can be easy. I wish you the best! [​IMG]:hugs
     
  4. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldnt she get really cold and uncomfortable first?
     
  5. bywaterdog

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    It is not easy, not at all, but what can you do when a pet is suffering? pick her up pet her, hold her by the neck and a quick "windmill" with the arm will end her suffering. Remember that you are helping to end your pet's suffering.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been doing some searching and I think that carbonmonoxide is the best option for me. I can't bring myself to snap her neck or cut it off [​IMG]
     
  7. IcarusSomnio

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    Quote:My method:


    Place the chicken in a large bin with a lid. Add a chunk of dry ice in another container with a lid and holes in the top, and add water to it. Close the lid tightly and leave her be. You can also put a blanket or towel over the top to stimulate nighttime.



    It sounds a little horrible at first, they often thump pver when the CO2 puts them to sleep. Leave her a few minuets in there before taking her out.



    Quickest, easiest method I know of. Car exhaust can burn and sting.
     
  8. dgeter

    dgeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats good advice. I'll do that or the monoxide. But if I do the monoxide I will make sure its done in a way that the exhaust is going straight onto her. Maybe I'll just close the garage doors and turn both vehicles on. It'll take longer but she'll be more comfortable that way
     
  9. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Be Incredibly Careful You Don't Kill Yourself With The Carbon Monoxide That Will Leak Into Your House!!!!

    The Stuff Is Tasteless And Odorless And Invisible.

    Seriously, That Is Not A Good Idea.

    If She Is Somewhat Listless (will Stay In One Spot) It Would Be Better To Put Her In Something And Run Over Her Head With The Car.
     
  10. dgeter

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    Our garage is detached and some distance from the house. But yea, still probably not a good idea
     
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