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Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 01:56
by CP
This video of the broomstick dispatch method is also in 'Table Birds & Animals'.

http://forums.thepoultrykeeper.co.uk/vi ... 28&t=30066

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 08:10
by Greggorio
any particular reason you're telling us?

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 10:26
by podstable
---------Good little clip , shows how it can be done in a very calm and non distressing way -- something we all need to be able to do . Reassuring for me as I made a complete ba--s up of it last time I had to do the deed! Ros

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 10:39
by Greggorio
how can you balls it up. The worst thing that can happen is its head comes off which atleast assures death ;) I've done that loadssss of times before i got the hang of it

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 14:15
by CP
Greggorio wrote:any particular reason you're telling us?
Because people may miss it being in the other section only. ;)
Might be needed in an emergency for a sick or wounded bird.

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Aug 2010, 14:47
by podstable
Greggorio wrote:how can you balls it up. The worst thing that can happen is its head comes off which atleast assures death ;) I've done that loadssss of times before i got the hang of it
I was quite surprised myself! I agree if head comes off it could be dead!!!! No----a tough middle aged cockerel , just didn't get neck to' give' instantly , so bird upset,so me upset too! So it ended in a panic/struggle which I was not happy about.Ros-----

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 27 Aug 2010, 20:56
by lilysnana
I was extremely grateful to view this the other day when I had to do my first dispatch. There was a description in the book I have but nothing beats actually seeing it being done. Thanks very much! =D>

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 07 Sep 2010, 21:33
by Hev
I always use the broomstick as my arms aren't long enough and I'm not strong enough to cull in the 'traditional' manner! The birds are always calm and it's very efficient in my opinion. Pulling off heads means a bloody mess!

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 25 Mar 2011, 11:54
by Big D
I used the head on the chopping block method. Quick smack on the back of the neck/head with the back of the axe head. Instant...........the flopping about and spasms make me want to :puke: though

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 11 May 2011, 19:01
by Jeanette
Quite interested in your opinions in this method as i mentioned this form of dispatch on another well known forum and got shot down in flames saying that it was not recognized by defra. But like me and others, i have repetitive strain injury and so have little strength in my wrists and so found this the best definite humane way to dispatch.

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 12 May 2011, 03:47
by CP
I was shown this method by someone who is DEFRA registered & trained so don't know where your objector got their info from.

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 09:44
by mollteezers

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 10:50
by laffinfowl
:scratch:

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 11:14
by mollteezers
I posted then deleted. Moll x

Re: Broomstick dispatch method

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 17:22
by Captain Carrot
I'd never heard of this method before I joined this forum, I like it a lot, although I only use it for my ducks and rabbits. Also unlike using an axe there isn#t usually all that much blood spilled.