Chick with leg problems...Please advise...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alicia, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    theres no real "humane" way I dont think I know a real good way...Ill pm you..and Im sorry. I know how you feel , just had to cull one of my baby ducks cause the tractor cut its toes off...[​IMG]
     
  2. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    I am sorry for your little one.

    Culling is not an easy choice to make and one I recently had to do for my one of my 3 week old chicks. Her leg was injured though not something she was hatched with. She had the problem for about two weeks and I tried many different things for her but nothing worked. It got to the point that she was a good half the size as her “sister” that was the same age and her foot was facing the wrong direction and she kept on getting stepped on by her brooder mate. My husband had to do it and he separated her head from her body. It was fast and painless for her.
     
  3. Alicia

    Alicia In the Brooder

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    Thank you for your advice and kind words. Unfortunately this is the best thing for my little chick. I guess I knew, but hoped there would be another answer. Wish me luck.
     
  4. Alicia

    Alicia In the Brooder

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    I called my vet and she recommended carbon dioxide......It's supposed to be painless; the chick will just go to sleep.
     
  5. peakpoultry

    peakpoultry Songster

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    How sad, poor little one.
     

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