My first humane cull :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by scoopy82, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. scoopy82

    scoopy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just had to cull one of my broody hens chicks, the poor little thing was born yesterday or the day before and as I moved the broody and her babies I noticed this little one still had its eyes shut and could not lift its own head although appeared to have strength to push itself around. I left it with mumma and made sure it was well covered by her when I put them into their new nest, but this morning she had the other chicks out scratching and I found this little one flat out beside the nest. I thought it had already died but as I held it realised that every so often it would take a deep breath. All its strength had gone and it still couldn't open its eyes even though I could open them for it, so I sent the poor little one on its way to a better place. It was surprisingly easy seeings though it was suffering and I just knew what had to be done. Shame I cant feel that way about the 7 roo's I want to turn into soup, I have no emotional attachment to 5 of them but have found every excuse under the sun to put it off!
    RIP little chick [​IMG]
     
  2. zzGypsy

    zzGypsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. comptonsgonecountry

    comptonsgonecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry [​IMG] I just went through this with my first hatch.
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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  5. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the feeling! I have become attached to my entire flock which includes 3 roo's. I've come to the conclusion that they are my pets and will not be culled unless absolutely neccesary![​IMG]
     
  6. RoosterRidge

    RoosterRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sorry.
     
  7. LadyBirdsPalace

    LadyBirdsPalace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to do my first one last night!

    Ten years on the farm and I've always gotten away with making my husband take care of all that side of things...fine time to be at work honey!

    You do what you have to...[​IMG]
     
  8. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aw, that actually made me a little teary-eyed... Hugs to you..
     
  9. starforever61

    starforever61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry [​IMG] I have loved every rooster I've ever had, but if I ever go to a friend's house or somewhere else, the roosters will ATTACK ME OMG I HATE THEM. So if any of yours attack you it's time for some rotisserie or something. (lol i'm a vegetarian) XD
     
  10. wishingbee

    wishingbee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so sad.. [​IMG] It was kind of you to help it pass. [​IMG]
     

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