Had to do my first cull today, this method seemed very humane

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lceh, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. lceh

    lceh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the five-day-old EE bantams I picked up at TSC on Saturday was clearly suffering from some real problems, and very sorrowfully I had to cull her. I wasn't sure I could do it -- these are my first chicks -- but I used this method and it seemed as painless as possible:
    http://www.alysion.org/euthanasia/

    The chick didn't struggle or cry out at all, but drifted off to sleep snuggled in a towel just like it was under the heat lamp. I have to admit, my hands were shaking, but whole thing was over quickly and with seemingly no trauma (except to my nerves).

    I am grateful to whoever posted this link the first time, and thought I would pass it along to anyone who sadly may need it.
     
  2. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to do it myself a couple weeks ago.
    It was sad, but the baby was suffering and obviously miserable.

    I used the same method. But I didn't watch. I put it in a container, mixed the vinegar and B.S. in a smaller container, and stuck it in the bigger container. Sealed it up and walked away for 5 minutes.

    I just couldn't watch. I didn't hear mine cry either. Just went to sleep.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad you posted that this went so quietly. It is good to know there is a way that seems peaceful, as many or most of us will be faced with this sooner or later.
     
  4. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not had to do this. The sick chicks usually pass on their own.
     

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