Crushed chick - What do I do???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Eggscalibur, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Eggscalibur

    Eggscalibur Out Of The Brooder

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    I need immediate advice. My five year old tripped while picking up a chick and partially crushed her. Her internal organs are protruding, so I know she's not going to make it. How do I "take care" of her as quickly and as painlessly as possible (for everyone's sake).
     
  2. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry...cut its head off with a pair of sharp scissors [​IMG]
     
  3. Eggscalibur

    Eggscalibur Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice. I considered that, but my daughter was very upset and wants to bury the chick intact. I stumbled across the instructions for a euthanasia chamber and was able to throw one together quickly. It worked, but I still have one upset little girl. Wish me luck on that end.
     
  4. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let her know accidents happen, and it is not her fault. Poor girl, kids do take it hard. Tell her I had a large mother hen step on a chick with the same results; so even mommy chickens have accidents.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Even momma hen do have accidents....had one happened to me too!

    Just do the best you can for the chick by putting it to sleep and let the dd grieve for her, help to bury her and say a few prayers.

    Accidents just happens! [​IMG]
     
  6. lynxs1981

    lynxs1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear. I can imagine how it would be traumatic to a little kid. I freaked out the other day when I thought I stepped on one of mine.
     
  7. jeannieo

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] to you and your little girl
     

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