I had to cull a chick :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SterlingAcres, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Yesterday... my first one. I was so upset. DH built this massive pop door that drops like a gilatine. I asked him to open the door and I called the chicks. They came running and the door fell and crushed one of my hens. Instantly broke her legs and wing. She was making gurgling noises and I didn't think I'd be able to save her, so I broke her neck [​IMG]

    What a waste.
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    I am so sorry for your loss [​IMG]
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I am so sorry. I know that had to be such a hard thing to do and I applaud you for your strength. I hope I will be as strong if that time ever comes for me. [​IMG]
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Aw Shellie, I am so sorry. I have those gilatine type doors too and am always scared I am going to let it down on someone and hurt them. These types of accidents are so tough. :aww

  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    so sorry sterl,

    can you get your DH to fix that door???
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Oh that is so sad. I'm sorry you had to go through that. I hope I also can do it if it ever comes down to it.
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I'd like to say culling chicks gets easier but it doesn't. What does help
    is the feeling that you were strong and did the right thing. [​IMG]

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