Chick not right update i just culled,,, awful experience

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Silkie Sue, May 16, 2011.

  1. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is how he sits. i splinted the legs but that is not his problem i don't think... one leg looks normal and the other looks " withered"

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    his eyes do not open all the way and it looks like he has a " fat head"
    he is polish and was born 2 days ago
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    the other 5 are doin great and i still have 2 in the incubator waiting to hatch
    thats him at the bottom.... btw that IS a duck..[​IMG]
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    warning.... the gas chamber method is NOT RECOMMENED
    i must have not put enough in or the tub was too big......
    i watched as he gasped for air for over a minute and when i couldn't take it anymore i put him in a bag and chopped his head off.... OH MY GOD>>>>
    i can't stop shaking..... that was the hardest thing EVER>>>>> i feel soooo bad
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  2. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh poor little thing... I wish I knew~ hopefully someone on here might be able to answer you. [​IMG]
     
  3. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rest in peace my little fuzzy butt.... I love you... I'm sorry [​IMG]
     
  4. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe! I am so sorry you had to go through this. None of us like to have to cull, but sometimes its what you have to do. I have only had to do this once. Knock on wood! But it was a horrible experience. Thats when I decided that I would never have meat chickens, I just couldnt do it. RIP little fuzzy butt! [​IMG]
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm so sorry u had to do that.
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG]. I'm so very sorry.
     
  7. Watermelon_Gypsy

    Watermelon_Gypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry, how horrible [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. barredrockfarm

    barredrockfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so sorry you had to do that. [​IMG]
     
  9. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

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  10. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    I hate this part of hatching! [​IMG]
     

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