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post #81841 of 157631

Only 900+?

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

post #81842 of 157631
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Originally Posted by Chaos18 View Post
 

Only 900+?

883 give or take

Chickens (20+ mutts, 1 polish, 2 spitzhauben), 5 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that is hiding at the moment

 

My Incubator Build 

Incu Notes click HERE 

 

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

Chickens (20+ mutts, 1 polish, 2 spitzhauben), 5 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that is hiding at the moment

 

My Incubator Build 

Incu Notes click HERE 

 

BYC Mini Contests - Win a 2017 Calendar!!

8th Annual BYC New Year Day Hatch-Along - Hosted by Ronott1

post #81843 of 157631

Not that your counting or anything :lol:

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

post #81844 of 157631
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Originally Posted by Jessimom View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

I'm not here to tell anyone they aren't doing the right thing if they have problems culling. As I said, it's one of the hardest things I do and I put it off as long as possible - usually too long. But, taking one to a vet doesn't necessarily make it more humane nor quicker.

One can do it quickly at home for no money.

If I had to pay to do it, I couldn't keep chickens.

I agree, I did just take a dead one to a vet, thinking they would do the necropsy.  They spent 5 minutes talking to me about the situation the chicks are kept in- then saying he thought we'd be better off shipping the chick off for a free necropsy at UC Davis.  Cost me $180.  70 for an office exam - new patient, remaining shipping charges for shipping the bird for me.  Most expensive item - fed ex.

 

I will never use that vet....what kind of exam did they give a dead chick?????

Before I knew about the free necropsy service in CA, I fell for this and paid my vet $120 to send one to Davis for me. That was on top of the Office visit, so my bill was similar to your bill.

 

@Jessimom , did you know that UC Davis let's us use their FedEx account number? Last one I sent was a huge box, weighed about 10 pounds and cost to overnight that was only $20. The one before that was a small box and it cost $9.

 

 

 

How I Send a Bird for a Necropsy

 

They need the whole bird, refrigerated, not frozen. If you live in CA there are four labs that do necropsies on poultry (chickens, turkeys, waterfowl) for free. I know that they do out of state necropsies, but they charge for those.  The lab I use is the one in Tulare, CA. If you are in CA, call them and ask for their FedEx account number, it will save a bunch on shipping charges.

 

CAHFS

18830 Road 112
Tulare, CA 93274-9042

(559) 688-7543
(559) 686-4231 (FAX)

cahfstulare@cahfs.ucdavis.edu

 

 

The other labs are listed here:

http://www.cahfs.ucdavis.edu/services/lab_locations.cfm

 

If it's Friday, unless you want to overnight for Saturday delivery, I would suggest shipping on Monday for Tuesday delivery. What you need to do, if you haven't already done so, is put your bird in your refrigerator, NOT the freezer! Then you need to find a box, line it with styrofoam (I use the 4'x8'x1" stuff from Home Depot. You can also get smaller pieces at an art store like Michael's, but is way more expensive. Click here to see foam options. You'll also need at least one ice pack. Here are some pictures that I took of the a bird that I sent:

 

Box lined with foam on four sides and bottom. Seams of foam taped sealed.

1000

 

Box, sides, bottom and and top.

1000

 

Frozen ice pack in ziplock baggie.

1000

 

Brown paper on top of ice pack.

1000

 

Hen in ziplock baggie on top of brown paper.

1000

 

Brown paper on top of hen.

1000

 

Ice pack on top of brown paper.

1000

 

Lid on top of brown paper.

1000

 

Inside the box you should also include a submission form in a ziplock baggie. Do not tell anyone at FedEx that you're shipping a dead animal, 'cause that seems to really worry them. Just make sure that nothing will leak.

 

Hope this helps!

 

-Kathy

post #81845 of 157631
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

I'm not here to tell anyone they aren't doing the right thing if they have problems culling. As I said, it's one of the hardest things I do and I put it off as long as possible - usually too long. But, taking one to a vet doesn't necessarily make it more humane nor quicker.

One can do it quickly at home for no money.

If I had to pay to do it, I couldn't keep chickens.

For me it was easier to see him get a shot and pass quietly. I still get way too upset when they go through the death throes.

 

-Kathy

post #81846 of 157631
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Originally Posted by Chaos18 View Post

How long should a bird be left in quarantine? And how long does it take a roosters swimmers to get where there need to be?
A new roo would only be a day I would think.

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

post #81847 of 157631

Good morning  @Sally Sunshine 10 Guests Chaos18 DwayneNLiz Jessimom Sariscountry lovin kwhites634 rIrs roost

 

-Kathy

post #81848 of 157631
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Originally Posted by kwhites634 View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jessimom View Post
 

I agree, I did just take a dead one to a vet, thinking they would do the necropsy.  They spent 5 minutes talking to me about the situation the chicks are kept in- then saying he thought we'd be better off shipping the chick off for a free necropsy at UC Davis.  Cost me $180.  70 for an office exam - new patient, remaining shipping charges for shipping the bird for me.  Most expensive item - fed ex.

 

I will never use the vet....what kind of exam did they give a dead chick?????

Sounds like they saw you coming

Mine sure saw me coming!

 

-Kathy

post #81849 of 157631
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Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick View Post


A new roo would only be a day I would think.

Doesn't that depend on how long the previous rooster's been separated?

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

post #81850 of 157631
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Originally Posted by casportpony View Post
 

Good morning  @Sally Sunshine 10 Guests Chaos18 DwayneNLiz Jessimom Sariscountry lovin kwhites634 rIrs roost

 

-Kathy

:frow

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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