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Help.. Need a quick culling method.. Duckling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rainstorm, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    one of my cayuga ducklings hatched.. halfway.. the spot where he absorb the yolk, Butt, and legs is sitll formed to the egg. I dont mean just sitting in the egg I mean FORMED to the egg. he has a yolk sak more then the size of a silver dollar inside the egg and where it connects to him is about the size of a quarter. I left him alone a hour hoping hed die on his own but hes still laying there panting. Never culled before [​IMG]
  2. SallyF

    SallyF Songster 9 Years

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    I had to cull a newly hatched chick recently and had never done so before. I used a pair of sharp scissors. One quick cut to decapitate and it was over. I didn't enjoy it, but it wasn't difficult to cut and it was quick.
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    Quote:This is the best way with a tiny one... make sure they are sharp and in good working order. so sorry.
  4. Rainstorm

    Rainstorm Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Lake Placid FLorida
    He's gone, He died about 15 mins before I could do it earlier.

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