Severe Prolaps... Need to cull

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nanawendy, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    So I know my dear Lucy must be put out of her pain. She has been egg bound or an internal layer for months. Walking like a penguin even after "bathing, messaging and lots of love. Today she was walking ever more slowly( she is my lady that layed the egg within the egg a few times. I picked her up and saw she is bleeding. Now I see in her eyes asking for help, where before she was happy in her chickenhood. MY PROBLEM, no one is home but me and my DS. May be someone could suggest a "quick fix" in the culling department. I've got her isolated in a warn area of my food storage. but I do think she needs to be relieved of her misery. EVERY ONE IS WORKING LATE [​IMG] So I must put on my big girl panties and do this. Suggestions?
  2. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    I had to do this myself recently. Honestly I did the axe method. Its very quick and if you lay them back in your arms they kinda go to sleep a bit. I laid one back in my arms then supporting it so it did not freak got it as close to upside down as I could. It never opened its eyes thank God. then laid it on the block and ...well it was fast and I was thankful it was over.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I'm so sorry. I have no suggestions, because I'm not sure how I'd do it myself. But I wanted to send you a [​IMG] . What you're doing is a kindness.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  4. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    I'm going to try and find the hatchet, Our ax is so heavy I'm afraid I might slip and just wound her [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I HATE this
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2010
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    Honestly if you have REALLY sharp scissors or lopers (make sure you go fast and strong) you can just get her all comfortable in your lap, and then just lop of the head, it is so fast and painless, she wont even know... my condolences... [​IMG]
  6. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    I used a good powered pellet gun right behind the comb. Fed my poor sick boy his favorite, fresh cherries from the tree, just one good shot made it as quick and painless as it could possibly be. (I made sure to do a couple test shots first to make sure I'd pumped it up enough). If you're really squeemish, I think my vet only charged 15-20 bucks to put one down for me.
  7. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    RIP Dear Lucy.... [​IMG] She was from my original flock. My neighbor with a 22 called, just as I was walking to his house my DH came home. We took her over and the men folk took care of it while I covered my ears and sang Christmas carols to her from a distance. [​IMG] But she is in chicken heaven with Wanda the Wyndotte and all is well.
    Thank you for the input. It's good to know I have people out there who understand the difficulty of this situation.
    chkn; good to know about the pellet gun. We have one, I just didn't think it was powerful enough. I will have DH show me this weekend, as I never want to have to wait for "man folk" again.
    WhiteMountainsRanch... The sharpest scissors in the house are MY SEWING SCISSORS... I think not. But I can get some to put into my chicken first aid kit.
    HeatherLynn... DH will also see to it my hatchet is available and sharp so I can have any number of alternatives next time...
    But wait... there will be NO NEXT TIME
    Thank you all Wendy
  8. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Poor thing, how awful for you. The thing is, if I get squeemish I know I'm not going to do a good job with a knife or axe (I don't have good follow through which is uhhh...not good [​IMG]). With the pellet gun it was instantaneous and that was for a big old rooster. Just check and see how powerful the thing is. I'm glad it was quick for her. Honestly, I've put a few down in different ways, and this was absolutely the most instantaneous for the chicken. Poor things, God love 'em all.
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    I guess theres going to be a time when most of us will be faced with this issue, Hopefully we'll be able to step up and do it to take care of our suffering friend. I am sorry for your loss

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