maybe weird question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cms1113, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading through some posts and someone mentioned maybe having to cull a chick. How do you guys do it, like what method do you use? ANd do you do it right away if you see a problem?
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I am glad you asked this. My first hatch is due soon and I was wondering the same thing.
     
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Unfortunately sometimes it needs to be done [​IMG] I only do it if it's obvious the chick isn't going to make it. I use a sharp pair of scissors and cut the head off.
     
  4. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I had to cull one the other day [​IMG] Sharp scissors is the way I do it also.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I break the neck by holding the chick in one hand and turning the head until the neck breaks. It's hard to do, but necessary at times.
     
  6. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!! I don't know if i can do that,lol. Do you have to do it often? Im hoping nothing will go wrong and force me to have to do that.
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I have only had to do two or three like that. Two of them got chilled and never thrived and weren't going to make it so rather than watch them lay around and die I ended it for them. The other was cross beaked and had leg issues and never would have been "right" so I ended that one's suffering too.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I can't do the scissors or breaking the neck thing. I use a rag saturated with starter fluid (ether) that I place in a large coffee can with the chick. They od on the ether fluid fumes.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If its a tiny chick, we use the starter fluid/ether method. They go to sleep quickly and never wake up.
     
  10. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] That sounds a little better. I think i could handle that. Im almost certain i couldn't do the scissors thing.
     

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