Oh may, I have to say I have had a rough go of being a new hen mom. I posted earlier about my hen that is sick and wanted advice on what to do. I thought she might be egg bound or have an ailment that has been due to stress or the move). It's now been over two weeks since she started showing symptoms but now she's in pretty bad shape. She's really not eating much or drinking. When I pick her up I can feel her sternum through her now very small frame. I know she's slowly starving to death. She has runny poop that is down her backside (she gets a bath regularly). She pretty much just sleeps at this point. I put her in my greenhouse a a few days ago because the temp is much warmer in there and that way I could separate her from the rest of my hens. I had her in a 30 gallon tote. on Monday she seemed like it was a slippery slope and that she'd probably take a turn for the worse. Yesterday evening the temp dropped pretty low and the water has been freezing in the run so I knew she wouldn't have the energy to stay warm so I brought the tote into my house and put it in my master bath tub. This morning when I checked on her she is pretty lethargic and hasn't eaten anything. I makes me horribly sad. I now am sitting here googling humane ways to euthanize her because I just don't have the heart to watch her suffer anymore. Now I do want to disclose that I don't think I could break her neck or anything else that is super bloody. Not to mention my daughters have been nursing her for the past weeks and cry just about every night lately because we all know she's going to die. Is there a way I can do this that isn't traumatic for her or me? I have been reading all sorts of forums and chat groups that suggest all sorts of crazy stuff and I just don't want to get into this and mess it up and make this a horrible thing that I play back over and over again. Yes I'm that person - guilt. I do realize with a flock my size (13 hens) that this is going to happen and I know this is something that eventually I need to know how to do. I don't want to be freaking out when I have to do this due to a crazy accident and my hen is panicked and I'm panicked... Knowing my luck I'll freak out and hurt myself or something. Okay, so what do I do people? I have read about dry ice but don't have a clue where to get that. I have also read about ether (Engine starter fluid)...I need more details on how to do that too or I'll mess it up. Axe, juglar....nope, can't do that. Bloody mess, flailing of the severed body...would prefer not PLEASE. I don't want to appear more concerned about myself than the hen so I'm asking you'all so I can get the courage and do this right. Ugh.....Now that I'm crying and making a mess of myself...I'm ready for suggestions.