What is the most humane way to kill a chicken?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by gallery2000, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. gallery2000

    gallery2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the most humane way to kill a chicken? Cutting its head off is too bloody. How about electrocute it?
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    cutting it's head off is quick and painless. Electrocution (sp?) is very painful. Ever had an elect. shock?! Cut it's head off or wring it's neck both are quick.
     
  3. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yuck! i saw that done on the movie babel. it was really disquisting. (twisting off the head)
     
  4. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    I gas mine when necessary (use the car exhaust). Quick and painless...they just go to sleep. I guess that's why some people commit suicide that way.
     
  5. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    There’s a contraption (don’t know what it’s called) that is conical. The bird goes in head down and the throat is slit (jugular?) and dies relatively painlessly.
     
  6. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also asked this question a few months ago and got lots of replies, heres the link:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2398
    I had to kill a crow the other day, He goes into the coop and pinches every egg, even the plastic ones! he had to go through a maze to get in and after going through this last spring I didnt want to again, he also made life miserable for all the other birds here>so I closed the door behind him and trapped him in, then I donned gloves and wrung the neck, It wasnt quick and I wouldnt do it again.
    I have used an old beanie hat and placed a rooster in to keep him still then used a cleaver. very quick but bloody.
    I know its a horrible subject but its necessary sometimes to know what to do in an emergency.
     
  7. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you shoot it CORRECTLY, the bird dies instantly and there's not so much blood as using an ax.
     
  8. gallery2000

    gallery2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    What about giving it cyanide?
     
  9. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Quote:First electrocution....now cyanide...[​IMG]

    What were you in a previous life...a Nazi??? [​IMG]
     
  10. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well you wouldn't want to do that if you were going to eat it....

    We snap their necks, then cut their heads off, drain them upside down, then clean them.
     

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