I am just sick and sad....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by HennyJenny, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had to cull a five week old turkey poult due to severe spraddle leg. I am just sick and I am so sad that I had to do it. I hope to God I don't have to do it again for a long time. I am just teary eyed sad - I just don't get that way. I'm just needed to whine outloud I guess.
    Jenny
     
  2. Trophamus

    Trophamus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so so sorry [​IMG] you just have to remember it was for the best [​IMG]
     
  3. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whine away!!!- we will be your ears and shoulder. So sorry you had to go thru this experience--[​IMG]
     
  5. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You were brave, and did a very humane thing. Pats on the back, but you know you did good.. The poor turkey might have suffered for weeks or months in another coop.
     
  6. CCFarms9559

    CCFarms9559 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. Thats a miserable thing to have to do.
     
  7. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you guys. It's just very hard when they are so little. There just isn't much more trusting than a poult that thinks you're its flock. My husband did the only other chick I've had with spraddle leg and he was really upset that I asked him to do it - so this one I was on my own. I know it's part of having livestock but it still doesn't make it suck any less - I'm trying to think of it that the little bird trusted me to do the right thing and that this was the right thing. I know better that to nurse spraddle leg for as long as I did - that made it harder on both of us. I appreciate your kind support.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    It's tough on a person.

    I have a little roo that hatched the end of April that I'm going to have to put out of its misery. I'm not looking forward to it.
    I think I'll put it in a plastic bag and then step on it's head.
     
  9. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a hard thing to do but at least we can choose to put them out of pain. Sorry you had to experience this:hugs.
     
  10. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thinking about it is the worst part. I spent a week thinking about what would be the fastest way that I wouldn't screw it up. Today I came home and her good leg was out and it had to be done or I would have spent another week just getting my guts up and thinking about the "best way".
     

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