Had to cull a second packing peanut :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PurpleChicken, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    ChickieMama gave me 14 Autralorp(I think) peanuts and 3 Cochins.
    Two of the Cochins were runts and unhealty. The first only lasted a
    few days but the one tonight was over 3 weeks old. It was sad. He
    was just sitting there cold under the light. I tried to bring him in and
    warm him in front of the fire but it didn't help. [​IMG]

    Even though they are fryers it's still sad when they don't make it and
    get a chance to range and scratch and do all the chicken stuff. After
    so many culls it doesn;t get any easier to euthanize a chick either.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sorry.

    imp
     
  3. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry.......But I have to ask, the cochins are going to be fryers?
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Yeah, ideal threw in 3 male cochins. I feather sexed them at day 3 and
    they were definately males. There is still one left and he's healthy.

    I'd never buy Cochins as fryers. I've never even had a Cochin. I have
    a feeling he may be spared. [​IMG]
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Yeah, ideal threw in 3 male cochins. I feather sexed them at day 3 and
    they were definately males. There is still one left and he's healthy.

    I'd never buy Cochins as fryers. I've never even had a Cochin. I have
    a feeling he may be spared. [​IMG]

    haha awwwhh PC is in love withthe cochin (they are easy to love) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Yeah, ideal threw in 3 male cochins. I feather sexed them at day 3 and
    they were definately males. There is still one left and he's healthy.

    I'd never buy Cochins as fryers. I've never even had a Cochin. I have
    a feeling he may be spared. [​IMG]

    haha awwwhh PC is in love withthe cochin (they are easy to love) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    You see right through me. [​IMG]

    He's a cute little guy and is holding his own against the Australorps
    which are already twice his size. [​IMG]
     
  7. ODS-n-ENS FARM

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good. I can't imagine eating such a big lovable fluff ball.
     
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I am so sorry. [​IMG] I have never had a cochin but oh my they look cute!!!!
     
  9. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want a cochin.
    sorry b0ut your lost
     
  10. I had One Standard Cochin roo and his 7 hens. I sold off 3 of them a while back because a nice lady fell in love with them. Out of the 4 I kept One died due to a fox attach (I am guessing heart attack) and the other three then went to a gentle man I traded NJG for.

    I kept the roo and I will have him until he goes to the chicken gates in chicken heaven. I really like the old fart and he has an easy comfortable life here.
     

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