Should I cull my baby chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SilkieMomma, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. SilkieMomma

    SilkieMomma Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 5, 2010
    I have a baby silkie chick that is maybe 2 days old. It appears to have severe wry neck and just peeps all the time and keeps its eyes closed a lot. It is so deformed that it almost looks bent over backwards and it can not move in normal positions. I have never had this happen before and I love my babies but I'm wondering if the best thing to do would be to cull it? I also wonder what would be the most humane way to do this.
    Thanks for your help
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'm so sorry. I don't know whether you can do anything about this condition or not. If it won't or can't eat or drink, there's not much you can do, though.

    To me, humane = quick. Sharp scissors or pruning shears.

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