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Originally Posted by 2boys1homestead View Post
 

I'm gonna have to cull the little guy. The splint helped the hyperextending, but he twisted his leg so it sits naturally pointing directly to the right, away from him. Then I took the splint off and his leg is worse than ever. He's gonna have to go, poor guy. I did everything I could think of to help him, it just didn't work out I guess.

 

Thanks for the help though!

Sorry to hear this. But it makes no sense to keep a defective member in the flock. You tried, I guess it's just not meant to be. Nature probably would have taken it out anyway.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #12 of 14

What a downer for you. I know you gave the little one a chance but like Joe said nature would have taken it out.

post #13 of 14

So Sorry 2boys.  You did what you could.  It sounds like his joint was so poorly formed that there was no way to fix it. 

:hugs

post #14 of 14
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I pulled him up this afternoon to take him out and his joint was badly swollen and totally not functioning. He was pretty small compared to the rest as well. 

 

Good news is we just hatched 5 more chicks yesterday, so we have a decent flock to begin with.

Ben & Justin

 

Come check out our homesteading blog! http://2boys1homestead.com

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Ben & Justin

 

Come check out our homesteading blog! http://2boys1homestead.com

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