Had to cull my crippled chick- Vinegar and Baking Soda Method

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cwc362, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. cwc362

    cwc362 Songster

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    Thanks for all the great responses guys- I really didn't want to cull this chick but felt like it was the best thing for it and us too. If I thought I could have fixed his problem , I would have . But I think his problem is something that could not be fixed. Thanks Everybody!!
     
  2. guesswhatchickenbutt

    guesswhatchickenbutt Songster

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    Holy crap - that is so sad! But what a nice way to do it. I am glad to know this method since we'll be taking in our first baby chicks soon and I just know I couldn't do anything "drastic" if one was suffering, but I would want to end the suffering. Thanks for the post. [​IMG]
     
  3. cwc362

    cwc362 Songster

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    Quote:ur so welcome!! I know a lot of people have a hard time when it comes to something like this. I could have done it the other way , but my mom and kids couldn't stand the thought of me cutting off it's little head or breaking its neck. I will probably use this method again if I need to. I was very happy with the results because I wanted the little thing to suffer as little as possible.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Thanks for documenting your experience with the Co2 method. There are several sites on the net that describe how to do it for small animals and it does seem one of the least stressful for both the chick and its owner. Sorry you had to let it go, but you did the right thing.
     
  5. cwc362

    cwc362 Songster

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    Quote:Thank you SpeckledHen- Coming from you this is like being knighted [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. cwc362

    cwc362 Songster

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    I got a compliment from Speckledhen- I am so tickled!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    I would like to know more specifics, in case I ever have to do this.

    Could someone give a quantity on the amount of soda and vinegar needed, please? It would also help to know about the ice cream container -- gallon? Quart? What?
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:A spraddle legged chick like this can generally recover and be perfectly fine in a week or 2.
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:I asked the mods to make a stickie on the link someone gave me yesterday to help our horrible situation. Here's the link:

    http://www.alysion.org/euthanasia

    It gives details and recipe.

    I'm so sorry about your baby! It's an awful thing to deal with.
     
  10. chickenrunnin

    chickenrunnin In the Brooder

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    Not that I need to use it, but I wanted to thank you for posting that. Not only have you helped save pain and suffering to the chick but you probably helped save a lot of pain to several owners who need a painless method. Thank you and Cudos to you.

    kelly
     

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