I made the hard choice today...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by imaleomom, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. imaleomom

    imaleomom Songster

    180
    0
    119
    Aug 4, 2008
    SC
    I just finished euthanizing two day old chicks. I know it was the right choice, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted to do this morning.

    I guess it isn't all fun and games, huh. Bummer.
     
  2. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    1,770
    11
    183
    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    [​IMG] Been there, done that. I know how you feel. [​IMG]
     
  3. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Songster

    410
    0
    129
    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Ohio
    I'm sorry. (hugs)
     
  4. CrazyBirdLady

    CrazyBirdLady In the Brooder

    89
    0
    39
    Apr 20, 2009
    Salem / Redgranite
    Sorry to hear that. [​IMG]

    If it's not too difficult... What was wrong with them?
     
  5. it's never an easy task but it's for the best.

    Steve in NC
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    16,677
    1,299
    431
    Nov 18, 2007
    Florida
    My Coop
    So sorry. Been there too. It's amazing how fast we bond to them. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. imaleomom

    imaleomom Songster

    180
    0
    119
    Aug 4, 2008
    SC
    Thanks guys, I knew you'd understand.

    Both of these were cute little polish babies that pipped Sat. but hatched yesterday. One couldn't walk or stand and then had progressively worse labored breathing. The other had some neck deformities and couldn't move from off his back.

    But, we do have 11 other babies who are doing very well in the brooder now. So, that's where I'll take the joy...
     
  8. imaleomom

    imaleomom Songster

    180
    0
    119
    Aug 4, 2008
    SC
    [​IMG]



    Here's who we do have [​IMG]
     
  9. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    1,770
    11
    183
    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    [​IMG] Just darling!!! So happy you have 11 healthy ones!
     
  10. So hard to do, isn't it? Sorry about the necessity and the memory will fade quickly. Enjoy your well babies!! [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by