Sorry off topic, I figured this group would understand. I knew it would happen but in three years of raising, breeding and keeping chickens, I've never had to put one down. Yesterday was my first. I gave her a week in a separate sick cage and medicated to the best of my ability. She seemed to have egg peritious? Spelling. And she was losing weight so fast I felt she was suffering. I think of them as livestock not pets but this one was my first hatched here and she had a name. She was second in command to my rooster and one of the wife's favorites. I had to do it but it still felt wrong. Oddly enough we have a since of peace now that she's not hurting anymore. Sorry for venting but none of my local friends would understand.
Sorry you had to go through that, but you did the right thing. I had to do the same thing last year, and I didn't have any "chicken people" to talk about it so I came to my BYC family.
I now have a 8 week old chick that is starting to get crossbeak, and I'm already dreading putting him down if it gets worse.