First time having to cull a chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Minniechickmama, May 23, 2010.

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    I know I did the right thing, I put down a chick that just hatched a couple of hours ago. It hatched with half of its insides out. At first, I thought it just didn't absorb the yolk, but it turned out that there was a lot more than yolk hanging out there. Poor thing. I had 6 already hatch just fine from this batch, so I don't think it was anything I did. The good news is, I have 3 B/B/S Ameraucanas and 3 Buff Sebrights hatched. I have more to go (I hope they are not going to disappointment me). So, we will see tomorrow if anything else has progressed, otherwise the ones who are out will go to the brooder. I almost don't need a heat lamp it is so hot here!
    All in all, a bittersweet hatching day.

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    You did the right thing for the poor chick... [​IMG]
  3. chickintexas

    chickintexas Songster

    Mar 19, 2010
    Spring Branch
    Quote:ITA. I couldn't imagine having to do the same thing but I know that eventually, I will. Especially since I love hatching eggs so much.

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