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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klevesque, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does culling mean?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It means to kill the chicken. Usually because of disease, deformity, or behavioral probems.
     
  3. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It means killing - often because of sickness or too many roos etc.
     
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Sadly, it means when you have to dispose of one of your chickens due to illness, bad disposition, etc. Unfortunately, this is sometimes necessary.[​IMG]
     
  5. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Morbid follow up: How do you do that?

    I can't ever imagine myself killing a baby chick.
     
  6. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Search BYC. Lots of good ideas.

    Sometimes it is necessary to prevent the spread of illness or the chick from living in severe pain.
     
  7. jacyjones

    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you keep animals you have to accept that sometimes you need to end their lives. None of us like or enjoy this but we would not be responsible owners if we could not contemplate this prospect. A dog or cat we take to the vet but our chickens we need to cull ourselves - my husband is a shooting man so is fairly used to this and he performs the task when necessary, thankfully!
     
  8. one_egg_at_a_time

    one_egg_at_a_time Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have a sick chick or are you just reading up?
     
  9. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't even have my chicks yet. They should be here next week. I am trying to educate myself.

    Hubby and I don't know how or if we could kill it. I guess if it were suffering, it would make it a little easier. But how is it done?
     
  10. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:i'm new too and my husband had to kill our favorite rooster. It was so sad and we didn't sleep well for nights afterwards, but brewster just got too brave and flew over the fence into the backyard where our dogs were and they just didn't know any better and jumped right on him. We were right there and immediately went in and got him but it was too late he was suffering way too much. It was a hard call but it had to be done. We got past it and if you have to you can too.
     

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