Need Advice From Experienced Cullers on Broomstick Method

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by flossyandprissy, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Had to cull a chicken. Used broomstick method. Read and read about it. Watched a few YouTube videos. Think I still did it wrong. No neck breaking sound. Chicken looked to be gasping for air while flapping. Lasted only about 1 minute tho. Did I crush windpipe and not break neck? What should I do differently next time?

     
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  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your text isn't showing for some reason. I have used the broomstick method, is there something you need help with?
     
  3. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Had to cull a chicken. Used broomstick method. Read and read about it. Watched a few YouTube videos. Think I still did it wrong. No neck breaking sound. Chicken looked to be gasping for air while flapping. Lasted only about 1 minute tho. Did I crush windpipe and not break neck? What should I do differently next time?


     
  4. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Had to cull a chicken. Used broomstick method. Read and read about it. Watched a few Youtube videos. Think I still did it wrong. No neck breaking sound. Chicken looked to be gasping for breath a few times. Lasted only about 1 minute though. Did I crush windpipe and not break neck? What should I do differently next time?

     
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  5. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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  6. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    So frustrating!
     
  7. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Well of course that worked. I'll try one last time.

    Had to cull a chicken. Used broomstick method. Read and read about it. Watched a few Youtube videos. Think I still did it wrong. Chicken looked to be gasping for air a few times. Only lasted a minute or so. Did I crush windpipe instead of breaking neck? What should I do differently next time?
     
  8. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe, but it is likely you were just seeing the normal involuntary muscle movements. I have heard stories from my grandma of dead chickens running in circles with its head cut off (it is where the saying comes from)
    It is a very hard way to get wrong mostly because birds bones are very weak. As long as you trapped the head and gave a good hard jerk, most likely you did just fine.
     
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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    This is what the post #1 should look like:
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