OK, I know I made the big mistake This chick should have been culled in the beginning, but I though it was splayed leg and had him suspended in a coffee can with tied legs for a week, Where, by the way, he THRIVED beautifully. I know My first mistake - whole family is now attached. I wish it had just passed away quietly. He obviously is handicapped on both legs, and is now three weeks old. I moved him to a cage in the basement where he is now suspended like a trapeze artist sitting on a sanitary napkin with food and water within reach. He is also trying to walk. One leg is twisted almost upside down, the other (his left leg) goes out to the side. I want to cull him, badly. BUT WHY DOES HE HAVE TO EAT AND DRINK like a normal chick? He doesn't act sick. My thought is to let him pass on his own. But that is truely cruel. I am just keeping him alive by prolonging the inevitable - I know Back to my original reason for posting - is how humanely can I cull him using lighter fluid and a rag in a plastic baggy? Is it foolproof? Also, has anyone had a handicapped chick live more than a few weeks or months?