Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by babychickfarmer, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Bacani was the chicken I had picked out when I had all the other chicks in the bin and I named her Bacani and said she was always goin to be mine. At 21 weeks she was having a problem with prolaspe. Her egg would come out in the sack and just hang. She had it happen a couple times and then it stopped. I go into the coop this morning and noticed she was out in the rain with a bloody egg hangin out. It was sooo bloody and I knew it wasn't going to be alright. I got the egg out and I isolated her, called the vet and me and my ma went in. They took a look at her and said she was in a lot of pain because she had ripped it badly and told me I would have to try to keep it clean and push it back in everytime it popped out and that it was goin to just keep poppin out becuz everytime it would get pushed back in she was feel the discomfort and push it back out. They told me I was going to have baby it. by that time I was crying my eyes out adn I thought the best thing was to put her down. I left there balling.

    Everytime I think about her I cry.
    Does this pain ever go away. I loved her to death. Did I do the right thing?
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2007
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I'm so sorry for your loss...
    You did what you had to do...
    She knows...
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'm so sorry about Bacani. You did what she needed for her comfort, no matter how difficult it was for you and I'm sure she knows she was loved.
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I'm sorry too,
    and I hope I never have to make that decision for any of my pets.
  5. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    I have always second guessed myself after making the decision to put a pet to sleep. But after the emotion calms a little it is easier to realize you acted out of love and she really is better off. I am really sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
  6. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Songster

    Nov 13, 2007
    Pacific NW
    Babychickfarmer, You did what you had to do. You were thinking of Bacani and what was best for her. I think it was very selfless of you to let go when you knew you had to.

    The pain goes away with time. Don't be afraid to love another animal the way you did Bacani. It will help you to heal and so will the love the animals give you back in return. This is why animals are used in healing for so many things. Just reach out when you are ready and try again.

    My thoughts are with you.
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    :aww I'm sorry to hear you had to put your girl down. You did the right thing. I think it's selfish to keep an animal alive just because you want them to stay. HUGS to you.

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