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

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    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

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    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

    Jody
     
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    so sorry sterl,

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

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    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

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    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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