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Euthanasia.....a "forbidden" Topic

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That is really sad Gb it was so young, but so I still have the giggles after a good nights sleep, I am really horriable.

Seriously when Buffy was alive that's the little dog that the tiger snake killed, she was my egg disposer, I never gave them to her I would just through them on the groung out side and she would come along and cobble them all up :) dead in shell and all, now the chooks get them but only clear eggs, the dead in shell go in the bin and sometimes out side on the ground because I like to break them open and make sure that have alrady died.

 

You know the other day when I forgot I had that egg down my bra. well that would of been fertile because all hers were :( any at the same time in another nest an egg hadn't hatch and silly instead of checking when it should of hatched I took it out and sat above the nest for second and I was going to have a good look at it. It looked a bit off colour so I was guessing it was dead. Well forgot about it didn't I until the next morning. :rip:

Anyway I broke it open and it would of been alive when I took it out gosh I do some silly things sometimes as it was from another nest and it wasn't due to hatch as it still had a little bit of egg yolk but the chick was frresh looking and pink. SO I KILLED IT THROUGH MY FORGETFULLNESS.

It was an lutino hen too. :)

But these things happen

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I hate putting birds to sleep. I have only tried two methods. The car and the suffocation. I actually preferred the car method, but our new car doesn't do the job any more... too eco friendly!

 

I want to move the snapping necks I think. I my mind its the only instant and humane method of euthanasia that is also safe for my family - don't want to have drugs and poisons around my kids.

 

Putting down birds is a rare thing for me. I don't need to do it very often, maybe a couple times a year *touches wood*

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THUNDRA............without a doubt one of the best young hens I bred last year. Dont know how she did it but she has broken or dislocated her leg right up high at the hip socket joint. No cure for that :D

 

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I know I have to euthanase her, but I cant bring myself to do it right now. She cannot stand. She is currently in a show cage with warm lamp.

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That's sad kaz :D it's always the good ones

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Oooh how terrible. Always the best ones huh T_T

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Thundra is recovering slowly.......as it turns out she was suffering from a lack of calcium and got partial paralysis. She can climb ladders and can perch for a little while right now. 007-30.jpg

 

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She is sharing a cage with the dilute cock that has "frozen"feet and ankles for want of a better term.

 

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and here is my new punk look "mock crested" hen who was attacked by others and scalped.

 

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sight test shows she can see :)

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Good news Kaz!! You'll have to name that hen Punk, or Mo.

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Good news Kaz!! You'll have to name that hen Punk, or Mo.

Punky is a good name..........thanks :)

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Thundra 007-30.jpg

 

Thundra has made a full recovery. She can walk, stand, perch and run around the cage. :)

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I am pleased she made a full recovery Kaz :)

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I am pleased she made a full recovery Kaz :)

Me too :(

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Great to see she made a full recovery, she's a beauty

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She is gorgeous, so glad she is well and happy again :D

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I will put her in the aviary tomorrow and see how she manages.

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well done kaz another bird saved under you close watchful eye and treated appropriately through self learn t knowledge :D :thumbs_up:

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Well, it a warm sunny day today and I put Thundra out in the aviary. I am sure she is ready for it. I gathered up at least 20 cull birds to sell and I also discovered a dark green cock in the adults aviary with a tumour.......

 

true to this euthanasia topic I made the decision and euthanased the cock with the tumour. I was able to pull away the bulk of the tumerous growth but the rest had a blood supply to it and he seemed to be in pain so he was sent to God. If I had been able it tie off the tumour with a ligature to make his life easier I would have, but I figured it would regrow.

 

Upon discovery

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Bulk of it removed

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Balance of tumour with blood supply

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A Dad attacked a chick in a nest during last night or earlier today and the chick was near lifeless from shock when I found it. Had to be put to sleep. Prior to this the chick was a well fed plump active chick that looked very promising. :(

I removed the father from the breeding cage. The mother will have three chicks to raise alone.

 

The chick ( taken while still alive )

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The Dad

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Is it just me or is there an evil glint in that eye..... :(

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Poor little thing :( Dad looking guilty with the evidence all over his face :(

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Once caught a hen in the process of doing the same, fortunately caught her very early on but she had a mouth full of pin feathers in the shaft still and she froze instantly and had this really aggressive look to her - started squawking at me. Lets just say she found herself in the flights very very quickly :(

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Taken a few moment ago

 

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Thundra is doing well in the aviary. She is flying and she is climbing the aviary wire too which she couldnt do before

 

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Well, it a warm sunny day today and I put Thundra out in the aviary. I am sure she is ready for it. I gathered up at least 20 cull birds to sell and I also discovered a dark green cock in the adults aviary with a tumour.......

 

true to this euthanasia topic I made the decision and euthanased the cock with the tumour. I was able to pull away the bulk of the tumerous growth but the rest had a blood supply to it and he seemed to be in pain so he was sent to God. If I had been able it tie off the tumour with a ligature to make his life easier I would have, but I figured it would regrow.

 

Upon discovery

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Bulk of it removed

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Balance of tumour with blood supply

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Yuk that looks horriable Kaz poor boy. Touch wood I have never had anyting like that so far. I wonder what courses them.

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