Just had to put one down kinda angry

Dan nich

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So I was given 8 chickens 1-2 years old 4 buff Orpington and 4 white mystery chicken boy were they fat! I lost one of the white ones to what I discovered was egg block or prolapse? I did further research and found out I was blessed with 4 14 month old Cornish Cross chickens and the high out put egg feed I had was killing them so I switch to all flock! 3 days later I see one of the Cornish hens comb was purple no sign of egg block, this morning she wasn’t coherent we tried but I had to cull her to help her after a 14 hour shift working in corrections, I got to see her struggle I love my chickens this one did have prolapse and hung on for days if not weeks! So what can u do? Sad day today. I’m angry someone would not care well for animals and now I have to be the one to see them pass away or much worse put them down,
 

humblehillsfarm

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I'm so sorry that happened to you. Cornish Cross chickens, even when given the best care possible, have higher risks for health problems than almost any breed. I'm sure there are some threads on BYC or info online that can help, but you shouldn't blame yourself! It's possible the previous owner got them by mistake as this unfortunately can happen when shopping from places like Tractor Supply Co, Rural King, etc. I'd be angry too, but it wasn't your fault. You did the right thing.
 

Dan nich

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I appreciate the kind words I feel at peace for her now she will help my garden and I had no anger or ill intent but I have 2 more and been told over a year is. A long time for that breed and their past 3 months they had a loving home with real chicken activity and not just living of scraps from table! Anyone who purchases animal and says survival of the fittest has no reguard for life animal or peoples! Although my friend is not a bad person, I see dead folks on occasion and a lot of violence in my line of work but my chickens are innocent animals that have personality and love life! RIP clucky
 

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EurekaSouth

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Cornish Cross chickens are meat birds, bred to grow abnormally fast and get abnormally fat and have abnormally few feathers, so they are easier to pluck. They are prone to heart and lung issues and grow so fast, their legs soon cannot support those huge breasts, they usually are dispatched at around 6-10 weeks of age, so they had a good long life. It angers me that that breed of chicken was ever developed!! I'm sorry you had to go through this.
 

Dan nich

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Cornish Cross chickens are meat birds, bred to grow abnormally fast and get abnormally fat and have abnormally few feathers, so they are easier to pluck. They are prone to heart and lung issues and grow so fast, their legs soon cannot support those huge breasts, they usually are dispatched at around 6-10 weeks of age, so they had a good long life. It angers me that that breed of chicken was ever developed!! I'm sorry you had to go through this.
Yes angers me too I watched a lady by 2 for her kids I advised her of the issues the guy at TSC was angered I stepped on his feet but kids don’t need that experience nor do little knowing first time buyers the grievance of loosing a sweet animal could put people of chicken ownership all together!
 

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