Neck break­ing

(cer­vi­cal dis­lo­ca­tion) by broom­stick

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Ben­e­fits: it can be done quickly; only a wooden broom­stick (or long, strong, straight stick or pole) is nec­es­sary; bet­ter used on larger birds/breeds and older birds.

Draw­backs: it re­quires some con­fi­dence and skill; nerve tremors af­ter­wards; you may need some help to po­si­tion the bird and/or pole. Dis­lo­ca­tion us­ing your hands is more dif­fi­cult if a bird is big­ger, and it also de­pends on the size of your hands and your ac­tual pulling power.

This method achieves the same re­sult as Method 1 by de­tach­ing the head from the neck, caus­ing an in­stant lack of con­scious­ness. You will need a stiff, strong stick, pole or bar about the thick­ness of a wooden broom han­dle. 1. Hold the bird by its legs us­ing your left hand. 2. Lay the bird on the floor on its breast, head fac­ing away from you, beak-side down.

3. Place the pole over the bird’s neck, close to the skull. As soon as you are ready to pull, place a foot ei­ther side of the head to pin the bird to the ground and pull di­rectly firmly and steadily up­wards un­til the neck is dis­lo­cated. Again, feel for the gap be­tween skull and end of the neck, to en­sure it is bro­ken. As with Method 1, the bird will spasm and flap vi­o­lently but it will be un­con­scious. Place in a bucket or sack un­til the spasms have stopped and death has oc­curred.

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