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post #21 of 29
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Ok I will do it tomorrow. How should I prep?

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post #22 of 29

I would look and possibly take cell phone pictures of the abdominal contents, the liver, and look inside the crop, proventriculous, gizzard, and intestines. Casportpony is more experienced at it. Here are some links to help:

http://vet.uga.edu/oldvpp/programs/afvet/attachments/how_to_necropsy_a_bird.pdf

http://www.grupoasis.com/en/d/libros/se-09-031_atlas_necropsia_aviar_ingles.pdf

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm009

post #23 of 29
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Wow. That was an experience. I am glad I did it. Thanks, Eggcessive, for the encouragement.

I am posting here and uploading photos to dropbox in case there is anything else I should do before cleaning up.

I used this video to guide me:

https://vimeopro.com/kennjenn/vet-med

Unless i am mistaken, it looks to me as if Beebee was laying internally.

Here is the dropbox folder:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/usnfnvjkurd4xm7/AACggjOmjLZAZf_RfcSEZndMa?dl=0

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post #24 of 29

You did a great job, and took excellent pictures. Bravo. I have done only one myself, and it was well worth it. I have lost 2 chickens during heavy snow storms, so didn't necropsy them. I'm really unexperienced with this, so I will wait for Casportpony, Speckledhen, or other more experienced people to chime in with comments. The liver looks healthy to my eye; the intestines look distended like some sort of infection or blood, but again I'm not a vet at this; I'm wondering if that is internal laying. Will wait on others to look.

post #25 of 29
I give them aquick glance to see if anything is going on. I have washed a few. To get the poop off . I did take some scissors and remove the poop and feathers. So fare mine are still alive. I alll so use organic vinegar in there water. . To kill bacteria . Going out and check. Bumms.
post #26 of 29
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Wow. That was an experience. I am glad I did it. Thanks, Eggcessive, for the encouragement.

I am posting here and uploading photos to dropbox in case there is anything else I should do before cleaning up.

I used this video to guide me:

https://vimeopro.com/kennjenn/vet-med

Unless i am mistaken, it looks to me as if Beebee was laying internally.

Here is the dropbox folder:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/usnfnvjkurd4xm7/AACggjOmjLZAZf_RfcSEZndMa?dl=0

Not an expert, but this picture looks pretty normal. Will look at the others after I do my chores.

 

-Kathy

post #27 of 29
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Interesting.... I just assumed that was the issue because she hasn't layed.

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post #28 of 29

Fascinating pictures. 

What an experience you have had.

post #29 of 29
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Thanks. I wasn't sure I could do it. It was an education and I would encourage every chicken owner faced with this situation to try it.

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