@Jessimom , your vet wasn't being completely honest with you, lol. Results from the gross necropsy are available the day they do the necropsy, which is the day they receive the animal. Tissue and fluid samples are sent out, those can take two or more weeks, depending on what tests they do, but if your chick died from something obvious, they will enter that info into the computer the day they do the necropsy. In the future, just bypass the vet and you'll get 1-3 emails. First one will be the preliminary report, 2nd or 3rd will be the final, which is usually the one that will include your FedEx bill.
The biggest problem is, this isn't my vet. My vet referred me to this vet because they handle farm animals, and do their own necropsies. I will be having a conversation with my vet to not refer anyone there again. Thank you so much for the phone numbers. I'll be calling around!
Thanks again for all your help!!!!!!!
You're welcome. Perhaps you can educate your vet, lol? There is no reason for anyone in CA to pay for poultry necropsies, maybe your vet doesn't know that? Probably doesn't know about the FedEx either. Forgot to mention that there is a 2 bird per day limit, though that can be waived if you talk to the right person. A few years ago, the feed store I go to had three peachicks drop dead, so I literally stole their bodies and took them to the Turlock lab. They waived the charge on the peafowl and did all three, plus one of my chicks for no charge.