We had to cull a chick with a severe cross-beak - it was awful

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mkcolls, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2011
    One of our EEs was born with a slight cross-beak last week. Every day it has gotten worse, and today she spent most of her day attempting to eat. Until yesterday she was keeping up with the other chicks, but today was smaller and chirping most of the day. This evening when we were checking on her she was hunched, fluffed up, not active.

    DH & I have been discussing what we would do and with the changes we saw did not want her to suffer so we culled her. Both of us cried, DH said that having to do things like this did not make him a good farmer. He hated it.

    This isn't the first time that we have had to cull, but the first time that we had to cull a chick.

    Feeling bad, even though we know it had to be done. [​IMG]

    Thanks for a place to share this.
  2. BusyBlonde

    BusyBlonde Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2011
    Bessemer City, NC
    I am so sorry you had to do that, but it was best for the chick. :hugs

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