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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chick00094, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. chick00094

    chick00094 Out Of The Brooder

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    We had chicks in our nursery at school and they were a day old, we left the children carefully hold them but one child squeezed the chick, stuff came out and I'm not even sure what. I'm so upset by this and I just want to help the chick, this was at 10am on 21-4-16 we put the chick back in the incubator and it's still breathing but barely moving.. We aren't allowed to put him "to sleep" so what should we do? I'm so worried about the chick I wish it wasn't in pain
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Why aren't you allowed to euthanize the chick? If internal organs have been caused to prolapse, the chick is in pain and will slowly die.
     
  3. chick00094

    chick00094 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our class has been told that we cannot do it, by the farm we got the chicks from.. It's sad to say but I wish it would die already because I hate seeing it in pain [​IMG]
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I would be strongly tempted to hand deliver the chick to the farm and let them deal with the situation. Their attitude is inhumane and ridiculous. I feel very bad that you have to deal with this.
     
  5. chick00094

    chick00094 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be back at work today at 8, I'll check on the chick then and try and persuade them to come and get it if it's not better, I don't think it will get better and when it happened the child squeezed it on me so it went down me, to say the least I cried and I'm very upset about this.. I just want the chick to die peacefully very soon.. :/
     
  6. chick00094

    chick00094 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your support I'm gonna do everything I can to make the little one comfortable until it's time is up
     
  7. Dennis Linton

    Dennis Linton New Egg

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    Euthanize the chick post haste. It is the ONLY humane thing to do. I cannot fathom any farmer insisting that such a mortally wound creature be left to suffer and I thoroughly doubt than any judge or the SPCA could either.
     
  8. chick00094

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    I physically can't do it, I'm only a nursery assistant and I'm just following higher orders.. I honestly wish we could just do that. I'll ask about it tomorrow
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How would the farm know if you euthanized it? For all they know the chick died on its own. Part of dealing with animals, and animal ownership, is doing the humane thing when the time comes. If they can't handle that then, in my opinion, they have no business telling you what you should, or should not, do with a chick that is suffering. The last thing you want is a classroom of kids having to watch an animal suffer and slowly die in their presence.

    Some people have used a method of combining baking soda and vinegar in an air tight container to euthanize a chick. The chemical produced puts the chick to sleep. Perhaps that would be an option for you. Just search "culling chicks", "euthanize chicks" or "baking soda and vinegar" on this site if you are interested in learning more about that.

    Sorry you are having to deal with this. I wish you the best of luck.
     
  10. chick00094

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    Thank you for all your help and yes we are looking after them for a week but we have phones them now about it.. Surely it would seem funny because they knew we wanted to euthanise it. Personally I didn't want the children seeing it, we have a morning group and afternoon.. they are only 3/4 years old so they don't know what's happening. I'll have to check the chick in the morning and see if I can get more answers about how we are going to handle the chick, some teachers think it could make a recovery but I'm not so sure.. But it's still fighting for its life. Again thank you for all your help and I'll try my best
     

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