Not hell bent on culling, but...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fowl_Odor002, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Fowl_Odor002

    Fowl_Odor002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    Mostly Here
    As I was 'splaining to my wife; I'm not hell bent on culling the flock, but as responsible owners it is our duty to protect the healthy chickens from infection.
    We have 5 city chickens in our backyard and one of my New Hampshire reds has gotten a serious case of Montezuma's Revenge; and she's not getting any better.

    I made the decision to cull her as means of disease control.
    My wife is protesting and won't help out- "They're your chickens, you do it!"
    If only I knew how to boil some water.

    What says you?
  2. madabouthens

    madabouthens Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2011
    Oats Might Help
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  3. Nmarine1057

    Nmarine1057 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2011
    Byhalia Ms
    [​IMG] I had to do this with a mixed breed rooster he was delicious! Some of my chickens get the runs but I believe it's because they are drinking allot of water because it's so hot. I have one hen who has stoped laying so she is next on the list but I will wait till my younger hens start laying firts, she is a big bird and will make good chicken parm [​IMG] if you do decide to cull her I suggest the broomstick method, it's quick and painless for the bird also less messy here is how it's done hope this helps!

  4. silkeysandra

    silkeysandra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2008
    grand prairie, tx
    have you tried oats? I would try that to see if it clears up in two days. If not, then check with your feed store about meds, or an avian vet. YOu should have one closeby.
    Let us know how it's going. But if you treat, treat whole flock. Some meds are so you can't use the eggs, so ask.
    I don't think this is a dire thing for poor chickey. Get her well and everyone will be happier! [​IMG]
  5. Hhoky

    Hhoky Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    Here is my two cents.
    Step 1, Fill a large pot with water until 2 inches from the top.
    Step 2, Set pot on stove burner.
    Step 3, Turn dial half way from "Off" to "High".
    Step 4, Cull and dress chicken.
    By the time you get done, the water should be all nice and boiled.
    Congrats! You've just boiled water. [​IMG]

    LoL Couldn't resist.
    As for your situation, Well, in my house my hubby is the softy and I'm the woman of action. Sadly, he cant boil water either. It sounds like you've tried a bit to see the hen well, as you state shes been ill a week. I wont comment on that, since you know your flock better than anyone else, and if shes sick and due culling, well your the boss. Sounds like its BBQ time. Best of luck.
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    If you don't want to kill her, you might try medicating her.

    I don't think you have a disease issue. You have a management issue. If the bird has had diarrhea for several days, all the rest of your birds have been exposed already, so it is a bit late to remove her from the flock.
  7. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2010
    Quote:[​IMG] This so is the story of my life too

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