Injured baby chick

fuesselmom

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 23, 2013
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I'm pretty new here. We got our baby chicks last Thursday and they've been doing great until today. I was changing out the water and I told my 4yr old to not pick them up without me and she did it anyway and she dropped one. When I went back (after just a few minutes) the chick was on her back and they other chicks were pecking her. Anyway I took her out and put her in another box where she seemed to be doing better, so I put her back with the other chicks. Now her skin looks bruised, she will walk but not very willingly. If it becomes necessary how do we humanely let her go? This breaks my heart as I'm already attached.
 

3riverschick

Poultry Lit Chaser
10 Years
May 19, 2009
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Hi and
,
I am so sorry for your loss. These things happen. Just tell your child these things happen.
Make sure she doesn't feel guilty about it and show her another chick she can raise for
her "special" pet. or maybe something else special she can do for the chicks.
Best,
Karen
 
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Tumbleweed Farm

Songster
8 Years
Jun 17, 2011
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Benton City, WA
Hi and  :welcome ,
I am so sorry for your loss. These things happen.  Just tell your child these things happen.
 Make sure she doesn't feel guilty about it and show her another chick she can raise for
 her "special" pet. or maybe something else special she can do for the chicks.
 Best,
 Karen

Karen--you're the best. Such sage advise. We are lucky to have you

So sorry about the lil chick
 
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