Had to have my husband cull sick chick.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by briana1975, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I was so excited to get the chicks this last Friday. I talked to my kids that there is always a possibility that a couple might die. Well we had a little Barred Rock that wasn't thriving real well and would keep pasting up. I was keeping her bottom cleaned off and tried a few different thing that I found on this site. She started to do a little better on Saturday then back down hill from there. Tonight I had to drip water into her beak and tried to get her to eat. She was still pasting up all the time, so I just kept cleaning her bottom off. Checked on her a little while ago and she wasn't even able to stand and some of the other chicks had started pecking at her. I scooped her up and tried getting her to drink or eat and all she would do was lay with her eyes closed in my hand and fall to the side. I tried everything I could but she was suffering more so I had my husband cull her so she didn't have to suffer anymore. I just couldn't do it myself sense I tried for 3 days to keep her alive. I am a little sad but I am glad I can now focus on the other 23 chicks and spending time trying to have friendly chicks. Thanks for all the great advice on this site. It just wasn't enough for this little one.[​IMG]

  2. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    East Texas! :)

    awwww i feel so bad for you... if i lost one of my chicks (who are pets and i loveee them) i would like, die [​IMG]
  3. toyzbox

    toyzbox Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Crestview, Fl
    I'm so sorry that had to happen. But you know, I like the way you are handling it. I'm expecting my first batch (25) in a few weeks. I know that might happen to me as well. I think you have a big heart and you prepared yourself well. Something to be proud of. [​IMG]
  4. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana
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