Putting down a BADLY injured 10wk old pullet...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amartinlb, May 6, 2009.

  1. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've asked my son to consider putting one of my ameraucana pullets out of her pain and misery (read here https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=176694 ).

    He said he knows how to do the neck ringing from reading up on it but doesn't like the idea of doing that was wondering if he used a very large heavy piece of slate or a large 30-50lb log would do the job the first time and be quick and painless... ANyone know?

    If there are any other ideas let me know.

    -Anna
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Tell your son a rock that will fit comfortably in his hand is all he needs. Just hit her one good solid blow and the job is done.

    Congratulate him for me on a job well done.

    for you [​IMG]
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I personally like using something sharp. Like a hatchet. It is quick, instant and less mess. Goodluck, this is never easy.
     
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
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    Very sharp hatchet here too, in an emergency. Know there will be an automatic nerve reflex (flapping) for a few seconds. Do not let that shake you up.

    Vet's office for a lethal injection if there's time/not an extreme pain issue.


    Good luck, take courage, and know there are others here who have taken this grim responsibility too. Thanks for a quick merciful end for your feathered friend.
     
  5. emartin

    emartin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since this one was the runt of the 6 chicks we originally got (probably why she got picked on too, we separated the suspected bully and are waiting on a product called "Peepers" which prevents them from pecking to arrive)
    I decided on putting her out of her pain and misery (very limp, barely moving, when I brought her out onto the lawn away from the run she fell over and took a minute before she got back up and sat in the grass) I placed her in a black construction garbage bag so I wouldn't have to see the mess, got a 40-50lb large piece of slate and well...you know...

    She went quickly and now we know the hard way not to make the same mistakes we made this time when it comes to chickens and pecking...

    The suspected bully is currently by herself in the garage with a small brooder waterer and feeder. We're considering moving her into a larger dog cage inside the shed with the others but so that she couldn't bother anyone just yet.

    ~Ed
     
  6. medicmandan

    medicmandan Out Of The Brooder

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    My cousin puts them in a box with some gasoline soaked paper towels. They just go to sleep.
     
  7. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id use a .22LR to the neck or head.
     
  8. JayBird+16

    JayBird+16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. does the gas/paper towel thing actually work? i haven't had to do this yet, but you never know.
     
  9. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    emartin-- why keep the bad one? Why bother with a meanie?
     
  10. medicmandan

    medicmandan Out Of The Brooder

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    JayBird+16 :

    Wow. does the gas/paper towel thing actually work? i haven't had to do this yet, but you never know.

    Used it last weekend on my rooster with a broken leg. Gone in less than 10 minutes. Breathing just kept getting slower.​
     

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