Very sad day for me processing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PurpleChicken, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Today I had to process 4 birds. All were precious pets. I'm very sad
    right now but wanted to share this, not for sympathy but hopefully to
    help others who have to do this. Please no one say they are sorry.
    I know my friends here care about me. [​IMG]

    The first was a broad breasted turkey. She was starting to get weak
    legs. We had her since September. She was the friendliest bird I have
    ever had.

    The second was a 2 year old Australorp who broke her leg somehow.
    She was one of our originals.

    The 3rd was a Spitzhauben. She was SO SWEET and lived with my silkie
    flock. She had a bad leg that was getting worse. We would either
    have to amputate or she would die of some side effect.

    The 4th was a duck that Marlinchaser gave us. She was getting way to
    aggressive towards the other hens.

    Drumstick is with my mom so I did these 4 on my own. I wanted to
    shield him from it. We lost a few birds in the last 2 months that I knew
    should be culled but I waited and whimped out on.

    All of them will be used for food and none will be forgotten.

    Stupid birds. [​IMG]
  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Sometimes the hardest thing to do is the right thing.
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    what a softie... [​IMG]
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Aw, that is a rough day.
  5. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    [​IMG] I'm sorry for you, but you did what was best for them [​IMG]
  6. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    least ya didnt wait too long for these guys,, ending the pain has got to be better then being a day too late.
    good work man,, aint many of us sissy's admit to it [​IMG]
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm glad to hear you were tough enough to take care of the business that needed doing. I had to do a similar thing with a duck a while back.
  8. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    You did the right thing - particularly when Drumstick is away - tough one though.
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
  10. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2008
    Just north of Raleigh
    That is tough, even if it's the right thing to do. [​IMG]

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