I have to put one of my little girls down. Prolonging it would just be for us, not for her. I was wondering if anyone had used the broomstick method and could walk me through it? I don't even own an ax, and besides, I don't think I could do that. I've heard that you can put a broomstick on the neck and then pull up on the legs, but if anyone has done or has more experience, please help me out. I want to make sure it goes quickly and painlessly for the little girl. Thanks so much! It's nice to have a community of people who know how hard these kinds of things can be. No one around here ever says, "it's just a chicken."