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Culling a chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by orrpeople, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. orrpeople

    orrpeople Hopping...a lot Premium Member

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    We tried. Seriously. Our poor malpositioned BCM hatchling had curled toes, so we made little feet casts for it. Things were looking better for a while, but now, it has completely thrown one leg in and can barely walk (mostly backwards, and sometimes using its wing to assist). It is about 3 weeks old, much smaller than its peers, and I just don't see it being able to live a normal chicken life (scratching, perching, jumping into the nesting box, etc.). I think the right thing to do is cull it. Guess I'm looking for backup here, and a suggested way to painlessly do this. Thanks so much!
     

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    orrpeople Hopping...a lot Premium Member

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    Just put the litlte one down. Very sad. But it did seem to fall asleep really quickly - only peeped a couple of times.
     

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