What's worse, heat stroke or slaughter?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Leilani, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Leilani

    Leilani New Egg

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    I have been left with four large/giant rescue broilers at our share house by a previous flatmate. Yesterday was a 37C day and the chickens suffered terribly. I know yesterday was a really bad day for them and it is only going to get consistently hot (I am in Perth). I am just renting and will move out soon but know that they won't be cared for as well as I look after them. Any advice sould be gratefully accepted. (These birds are huge, and have limited mobility).
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would have them slaughtered. At least it will be quick, while heat stroke would be a relatively slow death. Meat birds really aren't mean to live very long. Its often the kindest thing to just kill them.
     
  3. BantamLover21

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  4. Leilani

    Leilani New Egg

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    Thank you for your replies. I just wanted reassurance that I was going to do the right thing. I don't want them to die, but I certainly don't want them to suffer. :( Thanks again, Leilani.
     
  5. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you rehome them? There are several ways to keep chickens cool in the heat.
     
  6. 3chickchicks

    3chickchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I understand, it's almost inhumane to make meat chickens live a long life. They're usually processed around 10 weeks.
     

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