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Here's one of your labs. I think there are several others.

As eggcessive said, they are free there - lucky you so take advantage of it. Guessing is not the answer.

California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory

University of California, School of Veterinary Med

620 West Health Science Drive

Davis, California 95616

Phone: 530-752-8709 Fax 530-752-5680

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #12 of 17
So sorry to hear you lost her. I lost a hen some months ago who seemed fine one minute and gone the next. I did as eggsessive suggested and found a lab fairly close to home and it was free! We were instructed to wrap and refrigerate and were able to drop her off at the lab. We also brought several fecal samples from several birds for them to test. Turns out she wasn't infectious and the samples also tested negative for parasites, cocci, etc. (she died of fatty liver disease) I don't know how to post links but I will try to include the address to the lab we used. Also, any vet can do fecal testing for a small fee. Best wishes to you and your flock!
post #13 of 17
Gah, I forgot the address!

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So sorry to hear you lost her. I lost a hen some months ago who seemed fine one minute and gone the next. I did as eggsessive suggested and found a lab fairly close to home and it was free! We were instructed to wrap and refrigerate and were able to drop her off at the lab. We also brought several fecal samples from several birds for them to test. Turns out she wasn't infectious and the samples also tested negative for parasites, cocci, etc. (she died of fatty liver disease) I don't know how to post links but I will try to include the address to the lab we used. Also, any vet can do fecal testing for a small fee. Best wishes to you and your flock!


Good for you. I wish more people would do it. It helps when it's free.

I had a very lethargic hen that I could tell wasn't going to make it. I drove her to our state lab. 6 hours round trip and paid the $85 to find out she had cancer. It was money well spent to know I didn't have a disease in the flock.

 

I once thought some of my birds had roundworms. It took me a long time to find a vet that would read a fecal sample. Turns out there were no worms but they had clostridium.

I would have wasted a lot of time worming them prophylactically.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #15 of 17
Thanks ChickenCanoe smile.png. It certainly does help when it's free. The last time I took one of the girls to the vet it ended up costing $400 and all they did was a cold laser on a small bumblefoot wound! I don't mind paying for vet care and am grateful to have found one that does poultry but I feel this person took advantage. I'm forever grateful for BYC and all of you who help guide and direct us!

Sorry to hear about your hen. Although it is heartbreaking that you lost her I can imagine the relief that came with knowing it was nothing contagious.

Hopefully I haven't misinformed anyone about the fecal testing! I've had 3 different vets do them now and haven't had any trouble (yet.) Maybe it varies from state to state? Just curious, what is clostridium? I'm still learning smile.png.
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Thanks everyone for the info, I wish it had been sooner before I buried her. I have her sister and she has been sad and acting scare and been hanging out by herself a lot. Most of the bigger hens are always picking on her and currently I think I have too many roosters. I know I should keep one rooster to every 8 hens right? I'm in a dilemma , what to do with the other roosters... I currently have 19 chickens total, I think I have 3 to 4 rooster. I will choose a nice sweet one or two to keep.

I think couple of my 14 week old chicks have bumble feet, anything I can do on my own instead of $400 visit to the vet? I didn't realize the extent of care I needed to raise chickens but I love them and I don't regret my choice.
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Thanks ChickenCanoe smile.png. It certainly does help when it's free. The last time I took one of the girls to the vet it ended up costing $400 and all they did was a cold laser on a small bumblefoot wound! I don't mind paying for vet care and am grateful to have found one that does poultry but I feel this person took advantage. I'm forever grateful for BYC and all of you who help guide and direct us!

Sorry to hear about your hen. Although it is heartbreaking that you lost her I can imagine the relief that came with knowing it was nothing contagious.

Hopefully I haven't misinformed anyone about the fecal testing! I've had 3 different vets do them now and haven't had any trouble (yet.) Maybe it varies from state to state? Just curious, what is clostridium? I'm still learning smile.png.

Clostridial bacteria can infect the intestinal tract of all sorts of livestock.

 

Vets have a place but their rates seem to have gone through the roof. They used to not even treat chickens but with the resurgence of BYCs, some avian vets now do.

Good ones are few and far between that know poultry.

 

Check the link I posted below about bumblefoot for future reference.

 

Well, I was surprised when the hen became so lethargic. They aren't my pets. To me they're livestock. I got her and her sister from a friend that raises the same rare breed. They fit the standard except that their eggs were very light so I wasn't going to use them for breeding anyway. I just didn't want her to be in misery and I had to know what was wrong.

 

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Thanks everyone for the info, I wish it had been sooner before I buried her. I have her sister and she has been sad and acting scare and been hanging out by herself a lot. Most of the bigger hens are always picking on her and currently I think I have too many roosters. I know I should keep one rooster to every 8 hens right? I'm in a dilemma , what to do with the other roosters... I currently have 19 chickens total, I think I have 3 to 4 rooster. I will choose a nice sweet one or two to keep.

I think couple of my 14 week old chicks have bumble feet, anything I can do on my own instead of $400 visit to the vet? I didn't realize the extent of care I needed to raise chickens but I love them and I don't regret my choice.

8-12 per cock is ideal. One would probably be enough. They taste just like chicken.

 

For bumble foot, I just had this exchange this morning.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074351/here-in-california-its-wet-muddy-i-just-did-a-little-surgery-for-a-slight-case-of-bumble-foot-how-long-should-i-keep-my-hen-inside#post_16409501

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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