Looking for the best way to euthanize

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by debashan, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. debashan

    debashan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 1 yr.old Cochin Roo, that is upsetting all things human and chicken. He's not a gentleman, in any sense of the word. I have finally come to terms with the fact that he needs to go. I'm more concerned with what would happen to him if I rehomed him, than I am with the thought of him passing. I'm asking the people that have experienced this themselves and what method was used. He won't be used for food and his body will be buried. Obviously the most humane way is what I'm interested in. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanx, Debbie
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We use a very sharp hatchet or ax. It is finished with and done in 1 chop.
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whenever I've euthanized a chicken, I have brought it to my vet. She charges about $10-$15 bucks. I am not one who is able to do it myself, that's for sure!
    There have been threads in the past about this - if you run a search you may find the info...
     
  4. debashan

    debashan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've called my Vet for other chick related probelems, and they don't work with poultry, when they open, I'll call to see if they would be willing to do that. Thanx
     
  5. ebaribault

    ebaribault Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    Most vets will not put to sleep an animal that is still healthy.
    Good luck,
    Ed
     
  6. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not a city person & I just kill my livestock & we would have chicken noodle soup tomorrow. But city folks make pets of barnyard / livestock animals. It just does not work to do this every time... CHOP IT!
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    We use a chopping block and axe here too...
     
  8. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I also use the ax here.
     
  9. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hardest thing to do when you raise animals is you have to choose which to cull. Anytime a rooster is mean it is in his and your best interest before he hurts someone or one of your animals. An axe is quick and humane; and you can bury him. We had to do this to a Japanese Bantam a few years ago because he would spur us when we walked into the pen and it got to the point it was him or us; and we weren't moving! He is buried near a beautiful bush near the chicken pen. He is at peace and so are we [​IMG] If he is really as mean as it sounds then do not feel bad at all about your decision; it is necessary unfortunately for him.
     
  10. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

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    I'm curious. Why won't he be dinner? This is not a judgement of you, just curious. Maybe you know someone who wouldn't be averse to making chicken soup. It seems such a waste to just kill it for convenience sake. [​IMG]
     

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