Most humane way to put down a suffering bird :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by camie12345, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. camie12345

    camie12345 In the Brooder

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    My about 7 month old bantam chicken was just diagnosed with Marek's desease :(. She hasn't moved and looks paralyzed, and looks in pain. I read online and realized that there was no cure for it, and many people recommended just putting her down. Her name is Luna and she is a loved family pet. My kids are extremely sad about this and don't want her to suffer at all. I do not want to butcher her or snap her neck or anything gruesome like that. Does anyone know a quick, peaceful, and gentle way to put her down?
     
  2. Silvey17

    Silvey17 In the Brooder

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  3. chickenbloomers

    chickenbloomers In the Brooder

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    I agree with Silvery17, Breaking there neck is the least gruesome and most gentle way to do it.

    Im So sorry for your loss.
     
  4. coppercloud

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    What about taking her to a vet to be put down? Probably expensive, but at least it would be quiet.
     
  5. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    Yeah, that's what I did with my girl, who had Egg Yolk Peritonitis.

    It cost me $60 Australian, but the relief in knowing she just went to sleep quietly made it worth every cent.

    - Krista
     
  6. yevgeniy

    yevgeniy Hatching

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    Shoot it up with heroin.
     

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