When to cull old hens??

Ms Clucky

Jan 22, 2019
Salem, Illinois
You should still have a plan in place for if/when one becomes injured beyond saving or sick beyond saving. It's better to plan ahead than to be scrambling while a bird suffers.
I do. I had to put two hens out of their misery. One brown/red {Windy} that her legs were so broken from fighting with the chicks to get on the roost when they were small and one white hen { Marshmellow } I really don't know what happened to her. She just quit eating and couldn't stand up. Her little feet and face were purple like she had something stuck in her crawl. I had to put them both down. I buried them in my garden along with my Blue Silkie hen, Dusty and my Mille Fluer hen Flo. Also, my two dogs, Pookie and Sissy. :(:hitI miss them all very much. I buried Peep in a different spot so I could bury his girlfriend when she goes. Hopefully that won't be for a very long time.

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