Need info on culling?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by vjbakke, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a chicken that will most likely need to be put down. We are totaly new to chickens and I know I will not be able to put her down. My husband will have to do it when I'm not home. I know cutting the head off is one way or breaking her neck. What is the eastiest way for a newby to do this. DH hunts and has no problem with killing an animal. Thanks
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I truly think the easiest way is a quick chop to the neck with a very very sharp axe or hatchet. It's very quick. If you wrap the bird in a towel, and cover it's face so it can't see, it will be still.....

    So sorry you have to go through this.
     
  3. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
     

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