Most Humane Way To Euthanize

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gabbyscritters, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. gabbyscritters

    gabbyscritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    228
    2
    131
    Mar 28, 2009
    fredonia, wi
    One of my 11 year old daughters hens needs to be culled, she knows it needs to be done but wants to have it done in the most humane way.

    Snap the neck, ax, ideas please
     
  2. Working Dog Doc

    Working Dog Doc Out Of The Brooder

    37
    0
    22
    Apr 3, 2012
    Missouri
    The ax is probably the fastest and most sure, if you guys have not processed birds before. For my meat birds, I prefer cradling them in my left arm like a football, breaking the neck with my right hand in a down, out, then swift up motion, then cutting the throat.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by