had to cull newborn today..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by giasmom, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    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. [​IMG]
     
  2. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    [​IMG] I know you feel badly about this. But you did the hard thing for the right reason. I am sorry you had to do this.
     
  3. ZZsBabiez

    ZZsBabiez Songster

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    I'm sorry that happened to you giasmom. I know it's hard. You did the right thing.. [​IMG]
     
  4. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Thanks to both. I'm sorry I just had to tell someone. It hurt my heart.
     
  5. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

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    So sorry but you know you did right. [​IMG]
     
  6. chirpchirp

    chirpchirp In the Brooder

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    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...[​IMG]
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    [​IMG] Im sorry!
     
  8. wyo-helpmeet

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    [​IMG]
     
  9. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Songster

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    I had to cull one of my batch and it was really hard. You just have to know you did the right thing and move forward. [​IMG]
     
  10. City Gardener

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    I hope I would have the courage to do the same thing.
     

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