We have (had) 23 girls for eggs and are planning on getting some meat birds this fall - so slaughtering a chicken isn't something I've been opposed to. But this was unplanned. One of my girls got attacked (by what, I don't know) and she had a huge gaping wound that was bleeding profusely from her neck. I decided to end her pain - but I keep second guessing myself. What if it wasn't really as bad as it looked and she could've been saved? What if I didn't do it right and she suffered through me cutting her neck further? I'm in tears. This is not how I wanted to do this. I just hope I didn't take her life for nothing Thanks for letting me cry on your digital shoulder.