Alright, it was a nice day in the backyard I was just hanging out with the chickens when this crow flies smack dab into one of my trees. Hit the trunk dead on and fell to the ground. Of course ALL 5 chickens RUN over to investigate, and possible chow down. I run over, holding my dogs collar to keep HIM from eating the crow and waving my arms and kicking dirt at my chickens to keep THEM at bay. Finally Mom comes and takes the dog, and I look at the crow. It's panting heavily and is bleeding from the nose. It is TRYING to move but can't, so I am guessing it broke its neck when it flew into the tree. There WAS a crack when it hit the trunk. So it's still alive, but suffering. Eyes are VERY much alive it wasn't doing any "dead bird" twitching. My Mom can't deal, and keeps telling me to take a shovel and just toss it in the garbage. But it's still alive.. I couldn't do that and let it suffer, I don't care WHAT kinda animal it is. So I take a shovel, pick the poor girl (guess) up and walked her to the driveway. I could feel her panting through the shovel handle. I put her on the concrete, adjusted her beak so her neck was as out as it could be, and boom. I made sure to seperate head from body to ENSURE death. There was no noise or even twitching afterward, and she isn't suffering anymore. I cried a little afterward just because this was my first ever kill to an animal and even though it was a wild bird, she was a beautiful crow. We called the local animal control and bird flu hotline JUST IN CASE, but I am pretty sure cause of death was a broken neck. I dispatched her in the front yard, far away from anywhere my chickens would be. Anywho, I feel a little better now, and said a little prayer for the pretty crow. Glad she is out of her misery. I did the right thing, right..?