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Update: Blind chick not just blind. Had to make that decision.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wbruder17, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Thank you so much for all of your input about my little chick that I thought was blind.

    I thought it seemed to be getting better, but I think that was just false hope. There was something very wrong with that little chickie, aside from just being blind. Its wings were pretty scewed and it couldn't sit or hold itself up. I tried to feed it with a syringe, but that also didn't work.

    After staring at it and crying, I made the decision and my DH went into the basement and put it down. [​IMG]

    RIP cute little pathetic chickie. I'm sorry you didn't have much of a life. You would have been happy here with us. [​IMG]

  2. sassy72

    sassy72 In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2011
    Thomasville, NC
    I hate to hear it. Sorry you had to make that decision.
  3. beausonge

    beausonge Songster

    Feb 11, 2011
    Kelso, WA
    So sorry you had to do that. You have to pat yourself on the back - it is simply amazing that you kept that chick alive as long as you did. Unfortunately, nature throws a few curve balls and there really is nothing you can do. You did the merciful thing.


    Kelso, WA.
  4. wannabchick

    wannabchick Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Well,you did what you felt you had to do..
    It will be okay

    I know you feel all kinds of emotions..but don't... It will all be okay

    I will share a story with you

    My 5 year old..and keep in mind first hatch

    My 5 year old sat on the couch with a little 4 day old...was loving on him..big bro came from no where and did the let me scare my little brother

    Unaware that his little brother had in his hand a new chick..brother scared him so bad...my 5 year old must have squeezed it during the big mean brothers attempt of scaring him

    So long story short..chick didn't make it

    I came out of the bathroom..yep that fast, just went to use the bathroom and all heck broke out

    I screamed and cried and tears falling down my face..as the kids too were crying trying to explain to me what happened and how it happened

    I felt so guilty for leaving to go the bathroom

    We set rules from that moment on..my youngest may not hold them..till their 2 weeks old and can't help himself to any unless one of us are around..etc

    So don't be to sad..you did what you had too for it

    I know my story isn't the same..but my husband had to go cull the poor thing..because it wasn't not going to make it and I wanted it out of it's misery

  5. tiff812

    tiff812 In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Awwww.. So sorry to hear that. You did everything you could to help him, he's lucky he had you to care for him during his short little life. You had to make a hard decision but I'm sure you did what was right. RIP little chickie.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Your story makes a point some folks have been trying to make in the thread about a chick hatched with no eyes, that it's often not just that one defect, but other underlying ones as well. I'm sorry, but you made the right decision. It's always so hard.
  7. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    SE Pennsylvania
    I'm soo sorry [​IMG]

  8. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

    May 30, 2010
    It's a tough decision, but you didn't really have a lot of choice. You did what you had to. [​IMG]
  9. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Thanks everyone. I do feel better that it is not suffering. We buried it with its little egg that didn't hatch buddy.

    Now I can focus on being happy with my other little chickies instead of heartbreaking whenever it cheeped.

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