OMG! NO BEAK?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KellyHM, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    So I decided to crack open my last 4 Silkie and Frizzle eggs that hadn't hatched. 3 had died somewhere along the way, but the 4th was alive and peeping when I broke it open. It looked fine, except it's ENTIRE upper beak is missing! Obviously I'm going to have to euthanize it [​IMG] unless someone can come up with a miracle and tell me how to make a prosthetic beak!
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    sounds like cull to me :aww
    did these eggs come from your own breeder birds?
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    No, I had them shipped to me. I have 10 live, happy babies from them, so I don't know what happened to that one...
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Oh jeeze, Kelly..I'm sorry.
     
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    The little one is in a better place now. When he finally got all the way out of his shell I saw that he was also missing his eyes, which made it a little easier for me to cull him. Thanks for all the support!
     
  6. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

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    How exactly do you cull chicks?
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    [​IMG] OH I hate when people have to do that. It's so sad! :aww
     
  8. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, for my own future reference, what is the most humane way to cull a chick or chicken when it's quality of life is not there or it's dying, injured... etc?
     
  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, as gruesome as it sounds, I just cut his head off with the scissors. It was very quick and not messy like it would be with a grown chicken since he was so little. No suffering...very fast.
     
  10. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

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    you can put them in the freezer for a little bit. i don't think i'm brave enough to cut off their head. i'd probably pass out...... [​IMG]
     

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