culling my sick chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gapeachy, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    It has been hard but I have decided to cull all my chickens that are sick with the CRD......I want healthy chickens....I have read read....about all options on CRD......I have learned my lesson and will not bring another chicken here without knowing it came from a disease free home......I will raise my own chicks.....been a hard lesson learned....
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    So sorry you are having to go through this. I also had this experience this past summer. I bought a sick chick, not knowingly, and brought home to my flock. Within a week, my whole flock was sick with Coryza. I ended up loosing 18 from it. I had to cull 10 of them myself. Not a fun thing to do and my heart goes out to you. I have since made the resolution that if it doesn't come from a hatchery or I don't hatch it myself (with only very few exceptions), it doesn't come into my flock.

    Sending you lots of hugs! [​IMG]
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I to have read alote on CRD, and I knew the outcome wasn't good. I know how hard this is for you. I had to cull just the other day and it broke my heart, but I feel it was the right thing to do. Warm thoughts and prayer's coming your way.... [​IMG]
  4. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    gapeachy, so sorry you had to do this. I too had to cull due to brinigng in sick poultry into my flock. It was very expensive to treat and I still lost 12 chickens and might still lose more.
    You've made an economical and wise choice...but it is still heart breaking.
  5. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    So sorry to hear about your flock and you having to cull.
    When this happens, what do you have to do to clean the coop and run to be sure no disease is left?
    Is there a certain amount of time you have to wait before you can get your new chickens?
  6. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    SO sorry for your lossÂ… I will remember not to get chickens from anywhere but the hatchery. And I may need to replace one hen pending the outcome of her condition.

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