Ok thank you for the info. She is enjoying a nice bath right now while we decide what to do. If we put her down do you think it woukd be safe to process and feed to our dogs so she doesnt go to waste or should we not take a chance? Never been in this situation before....I am so sorry about your hen. I can’t tell you to put her down or the best way, but just show the ways some do it. I have cut the jugular and let them bleed out. I have tried cervical dislocation, and had a bit of a time doing it either way. Whatever you use if it is an axe or knife, it has to be sharp. There are several YouTube videos available. My husband has shot a couple, but we live on a farm near the woods.