Can't take care of all these chicks!help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by musicalchickenraiser, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. musicalchickenraiser

    musicalchickenraiser Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't take care of all the fertile eggs that I have. Should I wait till they hatch and give them away or let them die? Any Advice?[​IMG]
     
  2. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give them away when they hatch that is just cruelty to let them die [​IMG]
     
  3. championny

    championny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, don't let them die. Check with your local 4-h or post a listing on Craigslist once they hatch. There are some cases when we need to do things that seem cruel, but this is not one of them.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Why did you set the eggs if you knew you couldn't care for the chicks? [​IMG]

    Maybe someone is nearby and could take them?
     
  5. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where are you located??
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh how terrible! Of course you should give them away. You should have never got so many eggs if that was even an option to you. It is just plain cruel to let something "just die"...

    That ruined my day, to just be honest with you. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008
  7. justinszoo

    justinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do u live? I'm sure someone could help u out!!
     
  8. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    I have more eggs than I will be able to have room for as adults. I will sell them on CL or give them away if needed on Freecycle. People will scoop them up! Kinda irresponsible to let them die, and you do have alternatives.
     
  9. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree coffee
     
  10. lisabug

    lisabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you just have fertile eggs and no hen is sitting on them and they are not in a bator....just eat them....they won't hatch on their own. Fertile or not eggs are just eggs....eggs are yummy


    if they are incubating (hen or otherwise)...people WILL want them. Feed them take care of them and ADVERTISE them...put an add in the paper or on Craigslist. Or look for a local livestock auction. In fact, you can sell them for a buck or so as day olds and maybe actually make money. If you let them die then you will won' t have anything but dead fuzzybutts...
     

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