Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cheryl, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    grandma insides are now hanging outside, big time!!! like omg what a disgusting mess, she is 9 years old I don't own an ax, what do I do?!!!
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2008
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Oh my! I don't know for certain. Hopefully some of the more seasoned and experienced people on here can give you some help. I'm only good for support on this one! Sorry. [​IMG]
  3. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    she is in the middle of the coop, looking like hockey sticks!!!! I need to leave, like now!!!
  4. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2007
    some people will tell you to take something greasy and poke the stuff back in side.
    not me I believe in culling the hen to stop the pain . take your foot place on her head while holding her feet and pull real hard. the head will come off and her pain will be gone. turn loose and get away to avoid blood.
    if you can't do this perhaps you can find someone to do it for you this is not cruel it is humane. my opinion.
  5. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would suggest dropping her off at the vets office, as I doubt at that age she could withstand the pain of having them pushed in.
    Hooking her up in a plastic bag hooked to the tail pipe to your car will allow her to just go to sleep. That is one of the humane ways to put her to sleep.
    Good luck and many hugs!!! Call Chickn or Frozen Feathers. Perhaps they would know best.
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Have the vet take care of her so you don't have to feel bad. I'm sorry you have to go through this [​IMG]
  7. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had to go to school today, went back home 2 hours later and did the deed. She was not moving, just sitting, so I got a grip and twisted. I did not think I could do, but did, and feel better for her having done it! There was no way all that was hanging out could ever get safely back in... thank you for your support.
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
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  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    It's never easy culling our birds, but I do think you did the right thing. I know you loved your girl or she wouldn't have lived for as long as she did. At least you know that she had a long and happy life. Sending you lots of hugs! [​IMG]
  10. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    This may seem cruel, but a shovel, brick, or bat may do it, we had to take care of a rabbit like that once [​IMG]

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