Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by boscoxmyolie, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. boscoxmyolie

    boscoxmyolie Hatching

    Jan 2, 2009
    What do you do with your chickens when you get old? Or when your chicken is close to dieing; would you kill them?
  2. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Songster

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Some people do cull out layers when they get older, some don't because they see them as pets. It is a personal decision and there is no right or wrong answer.
  3. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Songster

    It depends on where you live. We have 6 acres, so we keep the egg girls in a nice safe pen to get eggs to eat and sell(in that order) After about a year, we let them free range and collect whatever eggs they hide. Basically, we put them in chicken paradise, and eventually the numbers drop. [​IMG]
    If a chicken is going to die...Depends. Like of a disease? I don't know...Generally I try to make them better, or at least make them comfortable. For instance, this winter we had a big debate over whether or not my chicken who got frostbite on both feet would make/should be culled. We decided to try and save her. It cost us maybe fifteen dollars for the antibiotics, but that was the only expense, and now we have an adorable sweet chicken who walks on her ankles and loves me like her own mama.[​IMG] Of course, my friends always call her "Stumpy" [​IMG]

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