Humanely dispatching a sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lachie27, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. lachie27

    lachie27 In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2015
    I have been researching ways to dispatch my chicken if she gets sick and I think the carbon monoxide is the most humane and easiest way to euthanize my chicken. i was thinking of buying co2 tablets (the type they use for aquariums) and dissolve them in water, or use CO2 bike inflators and empty the whole canister into a sealed box. Please any suggestion is a good suggestion on what is the best way to dispatch a chicken humanely.

  2. appps

    appps Crowing

    Aug 29, 2012
    I'm a bit confused. Is there a reason you think she will get sick? seems a funny thing to be researching for a healthy chook lol
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  3. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Songster

    Dec 16, 2015
    I dig a grave for them in a nice place in the garden, a place they'd like to be. Then when I am certain, really certain that despite my efforts to make them comfortable, that they are not going to survive and are no longer having a life worth living, then at night I wrap them in a towel or a napkin for chicks, hold them close so they are quiet and comfortable. They don't really notice when I stop holding them and put them in the ground because of the warm cloth or napkin. I remember exactly where their head is, and then using a brick I make sure the time between the impact on their head and the moment their thinking is obliterated entirely is the shortest time possible. That way it may be that they never notice at all. I make sure it is done with extra blows, but the first is the one that does it, and I see nothing because of the napkin. I often have put some soil around them beforehand, which probably feels like I am still holding them. And they are away.
  4. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Songster

    Dec 16, 2015
    Shhh !!!! it's code for his wife.

    ( I am so going to get into trouble for that joke )

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