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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mother_Hen2011, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Mother_Hen2011

    Mother_Hen2011 Songster

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    Not sure if this should be here but today I had to cull a rooster.. Against my beliefs I had to he was mean to my hens and my other rooster so in the best for my flock my dh had to cull him... I feel so bad.. I've been crying for an hour.. And I feel horrible... But at least I was with him till the very end.. Even gave him some love before he left.. Sweet dreams my dear Nermal and may you rest in piece. Im sorry you had to leave us in the beginning of life.. You had so much potential and I will miss your terribly.

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  2. chicken_chik

    chicken_chik In the Brooder

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    It's never an easy thing when they are a pet. In a few days it hopefully won't hurt as bad, although you won't forget him.
     
  3. Mother_Hen2011

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    Quote:Thank you.. He was part of a trio we bought in april.. Not knowing they were roos... I have 2 left of the 3 roos and 3 hens... I never want to cull another one! EVER...My heart just feels like its shattered thats for sure.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Beautiful picture of your little one and the rooster. So sorry you had to do that, and you're upset. [​IMG]
     
  5. whoacowboy

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    Remember you did it for the protection of the others. I'm so sorry, though.
     
  6. Mother_Hen2011

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    Quote:[​IMG] Thank you so much. He was sweet with us but not the flock...
     
  7. Mother_Hen2011

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    Quote:Thank you I appreciate it.. Its hard to have to see him go but maybe hes better where hes at now.. I hope he knows I loved him and that I hated taking him like that.. But I had no other choice and I know this..
     

  8. moetrout

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    My daughter says he looks delicious! That girl does not like a mean rooster and is happy to eat the mean ones.
     
  9. brahmakid11

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    sitting on the toilet
    i had to do that to one of my chickens
     
  10. kitkatnoah

    kitkatnoah Chirping

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    [​IMG] I am so sorry you had to do that. Not too long ago I had to do the same but for a different reason. It is never easy to put down a pet that you love, my heart goes out to you and your family.
     

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