What is the best and least traumatic way tocull my sweet little cochin rooster? I really don't want to put him on the chopping block:, and I really don't want to do the break neck thing either. Is there any thing I could give him that would just put him to sleep? He is the one I have been posting about for about 3 months, and nothing has worked and he is just getting worse. He can't stand or walk, he hasn't crowed or chirped hardly at all in the last 3 wks. He is alert and eats when I feed him. I talked with a vet that sees alot of chickens, and without seeing him, said it sounded like there could be an abcess or something that was blocking the signals to walk and use his legs. They aren't paralyzed because he can kick and struggle sometimes. But the vets recommendation was to cull him since antibiotics, steroids, or probiotic mash has not worked. His quality of life has dwindled to nothing. I am so sad:!! He is so sweet and has been a little trooper through it all. But I think it would be best for him. My husband is going to do the deed when I am not around:of course. I just would like the end to be peaceful and sweet. Any suggestions? And thanks so much to all who have tried to help us.