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.
What should I know about FedEx. I was going to mail birds.
What killed the peachicks?
The peachicks had severe coccidiosis, and one also had visceral gout from dehydration. All three were emaciated, and poop from them looked *exactly* like this:
My chicken chick had a deformed cloaca.