RIP My Two Cross Beaks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SamanthaBrooke, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. SamanthaBrooke

    SamanthaBrooke Chirping

    Jul 28, 2011
    Jefferson, GA
    Many of you know that I had two cross beak chicks out of my 31 d'Uccle's, I thought that what I was doing was right by keeping them alive, accommodating their special needs to keep them healthy but my own selfish wants got in the way of their needs for over 3 weeks, I could see the pain they were in, they were picked on, they slept alone a lot, they ate and drank normally but they were depressed and out cast, they didn't play, they did not join in on snack time and they feared me the most.

    I came to the understanding that what they needed from we was for me to end their pain and suffering and I answered this afternoon with the most humane method I found, starter fluid and a zip lock bag and what people said was true, they slowly just fell asleep and eventually they stopped breathing, they looked peaceful...I will be returning them to the earth in the morning...

    My heart is heavy because I feel sad I lost two cuties that people brought into the world but I guess that's just part of it, even though its the saddest, I thank my husband for the emotional support, I am particularly emotional due to being pregnant I guess...

    Here was their fair well photo as the warm sun set behind them on our very warm day.

    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013

  2. lizanne

    lizanne Songster

    Jul 3, 2012
    Citrus Heights, Ca
    I'm sorry!! That is so hard. RIP little ones.
  3. barnyardmommy

    barnyardmommy Songster

    Aug 21, 2012
    Suffolk VA
    I'm so very sorry for the loss of your precious babies..[​IMG]
  4. MaddBaggins

    MaddBaggins Songster

    Jan 25, 2013
    Tucson AZ
    Awww, bummer. [​IMG]
  5. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Crowing

    Dec 2, 2012
    Awww I'm so sorry! Didn't help that I'm listening to a sad song as I was reading this post. I'm almost in tears. I know what it's like to lose chickens. I hope you're doing okay! :( *hugs*
  6. jhammett

    jhammett In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2013
    That is a bummer. I remember when I was young my mom always had chickens in the yard and we had a hen that had a beak like that. The mother hen had brooded and hatched her own brood and by the time we found them she was doing fin we had her on the place for a few years. always wondered how she made it.
  7. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Songster

    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    I am so very sorry. I am struggling with the same thing right now. I have a cross beak Salmon Faverolle. She is almost 1 month and her's is much less severe than your little ones were but I still worry about her constantly and whether letting her live out her life as best she can is the right call. RIP to your little cuties. We just lost a Buff Brahma chick last night to a cat attack. It's been a rough few weeks in our house with chicks. :(
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013

  8. SamanthaBrooke

    SamanthaBrooke Chirping

    Jul 28, 2011
    Jefferson, GA
    Thank you everybody for your kind words, I am doing better now, I know their energy is in a better place now
  9. Poor little chickens. [​IMG]

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