Need to cull 2 chickens, myself. Easiest and quickest?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nuttyredhead, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I need to know the easiest way, the quickest less messy. Humane if that is possible. I dont want whatever they have to spread to the rest of the flock.....
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    There may already have been exposure, anyway. Often the contagious diseases make some much sicker than others. What do they have?

    There are lots of ways to do it. Whatever you are comfortable with. I'd probably use long handled pruning shears; I've read several times of using them and have not read of any slip-ups with them. For small chicks, a pair of scissors is good.
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  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Still prefer the heavy hatchet method for quick and clean. Grandma used to just wring their necks. She was fast about it.
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    sharp hatchet works for us. just have a bucket handy to put the chicken into to keep it from flapping all over and to keep the blood from going everywhere. sorry your having to do this. [​IMG]
  5. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    Quote:One has been sneezing for a few weeks, didnt think much of it cause she was fine other than that. Now her eye is bubbly. And my roo started sneezing a few days ago. I have them seperated. I do have 2 week old chicks in the coop too. (seperate food and water). I just dont think i want to take the risk of putting them back in, especially with the bubbly eye....
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed Flock Master

    If you want quick and less mess, the broomstick method sounds good though I've never tried it. I always use the quick neck dislocation of wringing if I won't be processing. Don't go in circles...just a few quick up and down motions is best~hard and vigorous jerks. The bird will flop just like any other method but it is quick and effective.

    I used to wring in a circular motion and found it to be not so effective for some birds.
  7. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    Do you have a killing cone? My sister and I process LOTS of cornishX for my mom. Best method, fastest least painful for the chicken is a killing cone and a sharp, very sharp knife. That's just what we do.
    Sorry your chickens are sick.

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