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Old 07-11-2011, 06:03 AM
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Default Best way to finish off a crippled bird?

I've asked a few people this question and haven't got two answers the same. When my dog comes back with a bird that isn't dead yet, I'm always hesitant as to what to do. Some people say twist its neck, but i did that once and the head popped off (woops), so any suggestions?
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:15 AM
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You twisted too much!

They do make a neck breaking tool alot like a pair of pliers. But I twist the neck quickly and quietly because of ethics and it is your job to dispatch a live duck quickly.

There is another method if you are going to mount it and that is squeeze the back on the lung area but this take a long time to do completely.

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Old 07-11-2011, 06:58 PM
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Haha, apparently. I'll try not to twist 'er as much next time.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:32 PM
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I just pick up the duck by the head and bend it downward, it usually breaks their neck right away quickly and humanely. Sometimes a quick little jerk up does it and that's all you need to do.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:41 PM
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Can always just grab the beak and bite on top of the head. Crushed skull instant death, but neck twist is best.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:51 PM
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Bite the head. Or just step on the head.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:30 PM
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Twist the neck and tuck it under his wing.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:47 AM
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You've heard the phrase "Drink until she's pretty, stop before the wedding."? Well, you need to wring/spin/jerk the ducks neck while holding it by the head. Do this until the neck breaks, stop before the skin tears apart.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:05 AM
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My dog figured out on his own that he could just bite his neck/head area on a crippled bird and not have to fight it later. I watched him do it many times, go out and chase/catch a cripple, hold it down with his paw and then bite its neck/head for a second, then return with it. Only dog I have seen do this.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by psandhu View Post
You've heard the phrase "Drink until she's pretty, stop before the wedding."? Well, you need to wring/spin/jerk the ducks neck while holding it by the head. Do this until the neck breaks, stop before the skin tears apart.
this is exactly what i do
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