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  • Joined Jul 2008
dispatching hens
« on: April 19, 2010, 10:37:52 pm »
after much upset,my friend asked me to dispatch his hen as it had been suffering from an infection and was due to be put down by the vet on wednesday,however i did it tonight so it didnt have to wait.I used the wringing the neck techinque and was quite surprised by how easy it was.However i didnt like the feeling of it,I've seen that people use air pistols/rifles to put down their birds.What are the advantages to this method?(apart from the obvisious)is it just a simple pellet into its head? this may seem like a stupid question but i;m new to the dispatching of hens .
Many thanks


  • Joined Oct 2008
Re: dispatching hens
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 07:41:28 am »
no its not simple you must get the target right. its a small area the size of a 5p at the back of the neck. i still cut its head off to be sure. plus it needs to breed out.

aim to shoot it in the occipital area.


  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: dispatching hens
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 02:08:37 pm »
thank you very much paul for the diagram and reply


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