Blind chick...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shelleyd2008, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have a day old chick that is missing an eye. The other eye looked ok when it hatched, but now it is just cloudy looking. I need to cull this chick, rather than just let it starve. The problem is I don't really know how. Any advice?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Get some starter fluid (ether) , spray a rag liberally with it and place the rag and the chick in a airtight covered container like a coffee can. Be sure and do this outside.
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    If I cull a small chick I place them in a container with a lid and then put it in the freezer. As the chicks body temp drops it becomes very sleepy and dozes off never to wake again. An old timer told me about this method and it seemed much safer and environmentally safe to me than the ether method which I only use if the chick is older or is grown.
     
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  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Like the kind that you use for cars?
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    If you are going to do the ether, then yes, started fluid like you use for cars. Be sure it contains ether.
     
  6. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    grab legs, hit head on hard object quick.. Painless and quick, or a BB gun to the head. can also wring their neck, And kill the any other way as a full grown chicken,

    -Daniel
     
  7. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    We have a blind rooster, and he's the best when it comes to taking care of the babies. He finds his food better then a starving person.
    He gets just fine to his water,etc
    Why do you want to kill it? because it's blind? because you don't want to have a special needs bird?
     
  8. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    Quote:bb gun to head... how we got blind rooster! lol
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:No it's not that. I just figured it would starve to death not being able to see. I don't want that to happen, so I figured I would take care of it before that happens.
     
  10. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Do you possibly have a disease like Marek's going on with the chick? You may wish to find out quickly, as it is contagious.

    If you decide to cull a chick (for whatever reason), I believe Miss Prissy has recommended very sharp kitchen (meat) shears to remove the head quickly and mercifully. You might PM her for more info.
     

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