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Little Chick Pts

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by Janimal, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Janimal

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    I brought another 5 little chicks, 3 weeks old from the farm on Friday one of which had a broken leg. It had been caught inside the incubator :(

    Anyway a friend of mine who has just become a vet, agreed to have a look at it this morning and see if anything could be done, but sadly it had been discolated badly and had fused back together in a very awkward 90o angle...

    We both decided that it wouldnt have a great quality of life, weight bearing etc with one leg and wouldnt be able to do the normal hen scratching things.. perching at night etc...

    I have to admit I did still shed a little tear..

    and sadly she was PTS...

    Fly free little one. :huggles:
     
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  2. nicky12

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    :( aww janis gutted for you :huggles: fly free little one
     
  3. AnnSa

    AnnSa The one and Only .... Registered

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    AWWW poor little thing :huggles:
     
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  4. Janimal

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    If it had been a simple break she was going to try a little splint...

    but life is life... and Im a big soft lump..
     
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    Aw Janis - it doesn't matter what it is, it is always sad when a life has to be ended so young. You made just the right decision though :thumbsup:
     
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    :huggles:
     
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    all life is precious :thumbsup:
     
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    Awww so sorry for the one you lost Janis :(

    Good luck with the other 4 :luck: :thumbsup: :luck:
     
  9. Whippets4eva

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    :( That's so sad, :( Poor little thing, you obviously did the right thing though.

    Fly free little one, :huggles:

    Sonia and Jesse xx
     
  10. jinnyfizz

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    It's so heartbreaking to have to make these decisions, but you're right - quality of life is very important and I'm sure the little chuck was in pain too :(

    Happy scratching x
     
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    xxwhippetloverxx New Member Registered

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    :( Awww poor little thing :(

    You're not alone Janimal ... I got all upset and felt dreadful for stepping on a snail the other day!

    Poor little chick though, at least you know you did the right thing, however hard it may be :huggles:

    Emma and Jesse

    xXx
     
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    awww poor baby chicken :(
     

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