sad topic............

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Iancurrannacearca, Apr 12, 2009.

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  1. Iancurrannacearca

    Iancurrannacearca Out Of The Brooder

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    how do ye people cull chicks???
     
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I find the best way is to snip off their heads with poultry shears, have a bag in place to catch the head and the few drops of blood. I do it in my basement sink. I have tried several other ways but find this is the easiest on both me and the chicks I think.
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Do you have a sick baby? I'm sorry, I have never had to do that but maybe someone can help you.
     
  4. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Quote:omg..........I had no idea that is how it is done. I thought you would put them to sleep like the vet would.

    You are a much stronger person than I. I so hope that I will never have to do that.

    Happy Easter.
     
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  5. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry you got a sick chick.. it is sad when you got to do that to a baby chick.. [​IMG]
     
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  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    oh I am sorry I thought the OP actually wanted advice on how to cull a chick and that is how.
     
  8. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grab the chicks body in one hand, its head in the other, and pull it's head off. Thats the quikest, easiest way I know how.
     
  9. Iancurrannacearca

    Iancurrannacearca Out Of The Brooder

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    I culled mine i didnt know how so i drowned it! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    atleast i know how other people do it!
     
  10. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think pulling their head off is the quickest and easiest for tiny babies. For bigger ones I usually stomp on their heads or hit them with a hammer or club of some sort.

    It's sad, but necessary sometimes. I would NOT pay a vet to put them to sleep...
     
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