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Had to kill a chick today......

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wwarren8200, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. wwarren8200

    wwarren8200 Chirping

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    Well I've had a chick that couldn't walk on one leg and over the past few weeks it's gotten worse and worse. The foot stayed cold and unresponsive but the bird was in pain any time it moved. So I decided that decapitation was the best route for me to take. R.I.P. Franklin
     
  2. Quailsong

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  3. Sustained

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    I'm so sorry. It sounds like you did the right thing. A hard thing, but the right thing. [​IMG]
     
  4. wwarren8200

    wwarren8200 Chirping

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    Right. It was my first time doing it too.
     
  5. Sustained

    Sustained Songster

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    I wish I could say that it gets easier. I just try to focus on the fact that they're not suffering anymore. :-/
     
  6. wwarren8200

    wwarren8200 Chirping

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    Yeah. It really wasn't easy. I don't regret doing it though. He was suffering too much. So that's good he's not hurting anymore
     
  7. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    I keep having to do this because I hatch so many---and it does not get easier for the most----I just know I am stopping them from suffering.
     

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