had to cull newborn today..

giasmom

Songster
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
1,130
4
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Woodville, Al
I had a chick hatch today that had not fully absorbed the yolk yet. There was a little red knobby looking thing sticking out the bottom of its belly. Started out it seemed fine, but then just kept getting weaker & weaker. I tried giving it a bit of sugar water it took some but very little. Pretty soon it was just sort of lifeless. So I did the humane thing and culled. This is the first time I have ever killed a critter intentionally. I know God will forgive me, as I just couldn't let the little thing suffer.
 

chirpchirp

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 16, 2009
81
0
39
Michigan
oh i am sorry - i cannot imagine how that feels - and i hope i never have to, but i think it is a reality when you have chickens...
 

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