Nodbody warns us!! Newbs read this

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jjparke, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Just a warning to all new hatchers- nobody will tell you this so I want to warn you about home hatching. There will come a time when you will have to deal with lame chics. You will have to make a decision whether they can lead a normal life or not and must be put down. I've processed many chickens for my family to eat but it never gets easier having to put down a 5 day old lame chic. It's a terrible terrible position that would put ourselves in but also very rewarding. So just keep that in mind when you set some eggs to incubate.
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Actually, there are all types of posts regarding this subject within the hatching forum and elsewhere. [​IMG] You are essentially doing what would naturally happen were they to be hatched out on the yard by a hen. If they can't get up and walk, they get left to die or are killed and eaten by the hen.

    Nothing is ever going to be rosey and perfect, life isn't fair that way.

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