Didn't know something so small could make a grown woman so sad

Must Be Losing It

Lost It
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
993
2
161
Uxbridge MA
Just a vent session for me.

My crazy legged chick w/ splayed legs is a mess. After a week plus of banding his legs he never gained any strength, he's not growing and in fact one of his legs is just completely bent wrong and now his wing on the same side is hanging over his leg - I'm told its most likely neurological problems and its time to go.

So my husband is about 3000 miles away all week and I'm feeling like a big baby having to take care of this because at this rate I'm just caring for this chick for myself and that's quite selfish given his condition.

Anyway, its my first chick I have to cull and I'm devastated.

Wish me luck. Sorry I'm such a big baby.

 

airmom1c05

Songster
11 Years
Feb 3, 2008
954
3
151
Raymond, Mississippi
Bless your heart.

I don't think I could do it myself. Do you have a friend or neighbor who isn't attached to the little chick who might take care of it for you?
 

mamaspider

In the Brooder
11 Years
Feb 19, 2008
38
0
22
(((must be losing it)))

sending thoughts of courage and strength to you whom i do not envy...

jean
 

Ericasl

Songster
11 Years
Feb 21, 2008
594
11
159
The Dalles OR
I am so sorry you are going through this all by yourself. Wish I was closer to help, I have never had to do it myself, but it would be hard. sending you hugs
 

wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
12,146
50
311
Sevier County, TN
Had to do something for a birth defect baby myself. It isn't easy but there's a certain peace later knowing you did the right thing so no needless suffering was endured by something so small and helpless.
Sending peaceful vibes your way... :aww
 

McGoo

Songster
12 Years
Sep 19, 2007
1,503
4
196
Mid Hudson River Valley, NY
So sorry that you need to do this. Your are right - you need to do it for the chick's sake.
I'm thinking of you. All the best.

I'm in a similar situation considering put my dog down. It's just not easy.
 

Must Be Losing It

Lost It
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
993
2
161
Uxbridge MA
Thank you everyone. It was a tough night last night but you're right, I know I dd the right thing and Crazy Legs is resting peacefully instead of fighting his own decline.

McGoo, sorry about your dog. Its a tough, tough thing you're going through and I wish you the best of strength.

Thanks again for everyone's well wishes.
 

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