Just had to cull one. :(

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Crickett, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Crickett

    Crickett Songster

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    Something got to my chickens last night. [​IMG] Two of my bantys were gone this morning, a RIR was found dead with a leg missing, and one of my Buffs had a leg that was only hanging by a thread of skin. [​IMG] She was in such obvious pain, and looked very shocky. It was a kindness to put her down. It was very hard for me because I've never killed anything on purpose before. [​IMG] I would have asked DH to do it, but I was the one that had raised her from a day-old chick, so I felt that I should be the one to do it. My only consolation is that she isn't in any pain now.
     
  2. wohneli

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    Sorry for your loss - hugs.
     
  3. RAWR

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    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    [​IMG] omg. im so sorry, hun
    -hugs-
    just know that they are all in a better place,
    in other words,
    the big chicken run in the sky :]
     
  4. giasmom

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    Know what your going thru ,I had to cull a baby one earlier today. My first intentional killing also. It hurt my heart. I feel for you.[​IMG]
     
  5. SimplyForties

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    Oh my goodness, what a horrible experience to have to find them like that. You did the right thing. [​IMG]
     
  6. SpringChickens

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    That's horrible!! I'm so sorry!! [​IMG]
     
  7. RAWR

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    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    ugh! i could never imagine how horible that must have been
    -hids my face-
     
  8. Crickett

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    Thank you. It helps to talk about it some, and you peeps are the best!
     
  9. RAWR

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    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    Quote:not a problem :]
    we're always here to help out a fellow chicken-lover
     
  10. GAchick

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    Do you know what got your babies? Do you have any more? Have you captured/killed the predator?
     

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