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Hi, are you aware of the UC Davis labs?  They will provide a necropsy for free.  While it won't save the chicken, it may help with the rest of the flock.  Let me know if you need the info.  The bird can be shipped or you can deliver.


TY!  Yes, I'm aware of UC Davis and how to pack for shipping.  I'm down here in SGV.  I just choose not to use UC with my own vet only 10 minutes from home.  He's tended my hens for 5 yrs and has done much to correctly diagnose and treat them.  He's NOT Kavorkian quick to euthanize and does everything to save an animal.  He's worked in the poultry industry before being a vet so I trust his expertise.  He is really a bird lover and has a disabled Starling he raised from a baby out of the nest with a broken leg that he keeps at the office.  He sees dogs/cats, guinea pigs, reptiles, hatched his own turtles, and of course sees our chickens and other poultry.  He does surgeries too - he performed nasal surgery on our CRD Silkie.  She gets sick once a year like clockwork with symptoms and he's treated and kept her alive and well for us for nearly 5 yrs.  With emergencies with chickens waiting an extra day to see the vet can mean death for a bantam chicken and he's never refused to see us in an emergency even on busy days that he has heavy surgery schedules.  Being in the suburbs his office has fun having a chicken visit their hospital!  He hasn't wasted our $$$ on blood tests, x-rays, or necropsies where he was pretty certain what the diagnosis was.  He isn't comfortable with test results that sometimes return inconclusive which can happen often with chicken necropsies - unless I insisted on it - but he hasn't felt comfortable recommending with the hens I've brought to him so far. 

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necropsies are never "a waste" I had 2 of my dogs necropsied in the past year and got some answers we did not at all expect with both. Without the necropsy we would have stuck with our initial assumptions which WERE supported by blood tests, just wrong

Diane

 

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Diane

 

D's Birds & Bees

Working Class Canine Wildlife Recovery

Frontier Rottweilers

Dogs by Diane Portraits

 

Barnevelders, Crested Cream Legbars, Delawares

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post #10763 of 10992
Finally got some decent picture of the birds. Yesterday was their first time outside and boy were they funny. Again id love to hear what you guys think of these three. I've gotten very little feedback on them so I'm always happy to hear what your thoughts are. They are 10 weeks old. And I apologize in advance for the major photo dump.











post #10764 of 10992
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Finally got some decent picture of the birds. Yesterday was their first time outside and boy were they funny. Again id love to hear what you guys think of these three. I've gotten very little feedback on them so I'm always happy to hear what your thoughts are. They are 10 weeks old. And I apologize in advance for the major photo dump.











 

 

feedback,,, here it comes.. Nice looking birds.

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post #10765 of 10992
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necropsies are never "a waste" I had 2 of my dogs necropsied in the past year and got some answers we did not at all expect with both. Without the necropsy we would have stuck with our initial assumptions which WERE supported by blood tests, just wrong


Necropsies for dogs/cats is a bit different from chickens.  With chickens the results might, for instance, show cancers, lesions, or tumors, yet the final will be inconclusive for what the cause was with "suspected cause" sometimes not even stated.  They just show the results of what they find inside the chicken sometimes without really knowing what the cause was.  That's why the University closest to us wants a live sick chicken to monitor as it dies and then do a necropsy afterwards.  I just don't want to give my pets up to suffer alone in such a cold environment.  On my folks' working farm sick poultry was never worth the expense but times were simpler then and farms a great deal of distances from each other and there seemed more disease resistance and less contagion.  However, I can see the value of trying every test possible if suddenly all my birds were sick in a short time and dying from the same outward symptoms.  I'm not knocking necropsies but only say in my situation my trusted vet will recommend it if there is something odd.  I am so sorry about your dogs.  Never easy to lose a loyal and trusting friend that loves you unconditionally :(.

post #10766 of 10992
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Originally Posted by mellcrowl View Post

Finally got some decent picture of the birds. Yesterday was their first time outside and boy were they funny. Again id love to hear what you guys think of these three. I've gotten very little feedback on them so I'm always happy to hear what your thoughts are. They are 10 weeks old. And I apologize in advance for the major photo dump.












10 week old CL cockerels are always so goofy cute looking to me... :D

 

- Ant Farm 

post #10767 of 10992
He is quite the character. They saw a hawk in that last pic and then booked it back to the coop and then refused to come back out. I guess that's not the worse thing though lol.
post #10768 of 10992

my roo (pictured a bit up in this thread) did the sideways wing down rush  at the fence big boy stuff at our dog he rarely sees today :)

Diane

 

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Barnevelders, Crested Cream Legbars, Delawares

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Diane

 

D's Birds & Bees

Working Class Canine Wildlife Recovery

Frontier Rottweilers

Dogs by Diane Portraits

 

Barnevelders, Crested Cream Legbars, Delawares

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post #10769 of 10992
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He is quite the character. They saw a hawk in that last pic and then booked it back to the coop and then refused to come back out. I guess that's not the worse thing though lol.


Trust me, that's a good thing. My CLs are the most predator savvy of my birds, and first to recognize hawk threat. 

 

It's a very good thing...

 

- Ant Farm

post #10770 of 10992

I finally managed to get some pictures taken so I could post them for opinions.

 

This is my current boy, Sunny

 

 

 

 

 

The next pictures are potential keepers from this spring's hatch. It's the same 2-3 boys in all the pictures. I just couldn't get any perfect shots of them lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

This little one is still young and small but he has the straightest comb of all of them and not bad barring so I'll be watching him but the other two are the main ones I'm keeping an eye on.

 

 

 

 

 

This boy here was my "double cream". His barring is very washed out unfortunately so he's not a contender.

 

 

so, Sorry for so many pictures but please give me your opinions on all the boys I posted. Even Sunny, if you think I should keep or replace him and what you think of the other boys so far. I have a lot more boys that I didn't even bother to take pictures of. Either their combs are WAY too wavy or their barring is too fuzzy (most of them).

Chickens
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Www.onemountainacres.weebly.com

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!
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Chickens
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Www.onemountainacres.weebly.com

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!
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