I have to cull a chick; how to? or where to go for how info?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peaceful, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    BC Canada
    I know I've seen lots on culling chick options lately but now I can't find the posts. help! sigh.
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
  3. Fingers crossed

    Fingers crossed Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2009
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
  5. Leah-yes I know I'm crazy

    Leah-yes I know I'm crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2008
    Skidway Lake, MI
    You are more likely to find an answer by posting this or searching in the flock management forum. I know it won't be easy to do this but if you know it has to be done then there is no other option but to get it done quickly. Some snap necks, some drown them, some cut the neck with sharp knife or scissors. Good luck.
  6. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Im sooo sorry! [​IMG]

    I like to call my brother to come over and do it....(the one was one of his chicks anyways) I ran inside but then peeked out the window. (I know--morbid)
    It wasnt that bad, although he broke its neck and I didnt see him out there wielding my kitchen scissors. I dont think that Id be able to use them again after that....<shiver>.
    Ive learned breaking necks is a good skill to have. I have had to kill 2 birds when the dogs got them, one was my favorite black star. It wasnt as bad as I thought, and it was better to see her relaxed and out of her misery. Doing a chick is a little harder tho. I hope its fast for you. Dont feel bad. I believe in Chicken Heaven!

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