Please do not read this post if you are upset easily. Please do not read this post if you are upset easily. Please do not read this post if you are upset easily. Please do not read this post if you are upset easily. Please do not read this post if you are upset easily. There some eggs still in the nest where the hens were getting up. Some of the eggs have already hatched, but there were still some left. I was thinking about getting rid of the eggs, and so I started to move them out. Well, I dropped two eggs...one was a rotten egg, and one of them had a weird light light orange liquid that came out of it. It may have been the yolk, but it was a very weird color. Anyways, I thought that thats two bad eggs, so I mine as well get rid of the rest. So I dug a hole to put the eggs in. Well, one of the eggs cracked upon when it fell in. A lot of blood came out, and there was a live chick to do. I didn't know what to do, because I knew it wasn't going to survive now. Because there was veins still over the inside of the egg, and it was in a pool of blood still in the early stages of development I guess. The only options I had was to let it sit there and eventually die, kill it with the shovle (not smashing the poor chick), or bury it. I decided to chop it's head off with the shovle then bury the whole egg. I returned all eggs to the nest even if some might have been bad. I couldn't go through that again. Can someone please tell me I did the right thing by killing it like that? I had no culling experience, and I was trying to think what you guys would've told me to do. I wasn't going to let it have a slow death, because thats cruel... - I know it wouldn't have survived anyways. So I felt the best option for the chick was the shovle. Can someone please tell me I did the right thing? I wish I had never messed with the eggs. Its just that the eggs were in there for over 21 days, around 25.