Question about culling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gville_Wellies, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Gville_Wellies

    Gville_Wellies Out Of The Brooder

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    I've have a sick hen that needs to be put out of misery, and I want to use the axe/stump method. What's the best method for securing the bird?
     
  2. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,

    Two large nails driven into the stump, the width of the bird's neck (but not so wide that the skull will slip through). Place the bird's neck between the nails, hold the body/wings/legs away from the nails so the neck is stretched, then the deed is a little easier (if never easy).

    Erica
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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  4. Gville_Wellies

    Gville_Wellies Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies, now I just have to do it.
     
  5. wrestling_mom

    wrestling_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Gville_Wellies

    Gville_Wellies Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the hug wrestling_mom. The deed is done, not quite sure how I feel about it yet but a least she's not suffering anymore.
     

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