Chickens In Ya Window

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  1. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    I had to cull my first chick today. It was the egg that hatched the fastest, all by himself, but then was out of it for 2 days. I thought it's leg was a little splayed and I gave him lots of electrolytes and nutri-drench. He perked up long enough for me to notice he had a bum leg. Thanks to WV & Walnut, I was able to tell it was a slipped tendon but it wouldn't go back in place. I really tried for a few hours. Then he had a little discharge in his eyes and I knew he was just sickly. Not for breeding. But the other two chicks are chubby and healthy! And I have eggs looking good for this weekend!
    :highfive: Awesome hatch!!
    I love this!!
    Oh man, I hope it passes quickly!! Feel better soon!
     
  2. don't cut the entry hole completely out . from the cut on the ground cut the two side cuts . and bend the flap for water shed . you may need to heat it a little. should make a nice ground nesting box . tell Jim to make sure he gets the hole plugs . try to find a pan as large as the barrel . that's why I said a large flower pot water pan .
     
  3. sorry you had to do that. I hate doing it . learned last year its better to get it over with. but it still isn't easy. [​IMG]
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    So sorry... :hugs

    Looks like I'm gonna have to cull a chick too... the other Araucana chick has been having seizures since Sat... :(



    Was gonna make the entrance holes up from bottom a few inches... thanks for the tip on the water sheild... probably would have forgotten that... yep, if they don't toss the bunghole caps he gets them... don't have a couple of them in the ones we have, but I can rig something, no biggie...
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Awww Ruby I'm sorry, but its probably better that you did it now. :hugs
     
  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Dang... Sorry to hear that too :hugs
     
  7. man I have this big black cloud following me around lately . had to get my son a new phone early this evening fifteen miles to town . been home for an hour and a half and now my daughter has locked her keys in her car again . and yes Rayvn I know where she gets it from . so I'm on my way back again . as soon as I look up a map of the campus . to make sure I go to the right place.
     
  8. well my problem seem small sorry about chick [​IMG] duct tape fixes anything gotta run.
     
  9. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks guys. But that was my thinking too. Get it over with! I didn't want to start working with him/her and have it get older and worse and then have to do it. It was smaller then the others and very weak and getting picked on. I thought about what you said WV, about it gaining weight and the one leg not being able to support it. So I had to toughen up and do the deed. I think I'm officially a chicken keeper now! ;) Everyone have a great night!!
     
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  10. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    X 2. I haven't had to cull a small chick yet, but I'm sure I will some day. Glad you did the right thing. [​IMG]
     
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