So I call and send the bodies to those places?
I think you can just send them, but call and ask if you can use their FedEx account number, that what I do when I ship one to UC Davis.
Neither is dead, or sickly seeming...they just can't move right...but they are breaking my heart...not so much the one that was doing better but the one that more recently started having issues...it really can't get around very well at all.
They might get better, but they'll probably just get worse and start to starve to death.
I am more worried about trying to get new chicks...if all new chicks are vaccinated then everything should be alright, right?
I bought some vaccinated chicks and I could have sworn that she had a funny looking eye about a year before she died, so I don't know...
I'm not sure I have the heart to kill baby chickens...but I also don't have the heart to watch something suffer...
I kept several alive for months with tube feeding, but I know now that it was the wrong thing to do.
and can you get a necropsy on a chicken you killed, or do I have to wait for one of them to die...?
They'll do it on either.
Is this something that chickens recover from? So perhaps I should just leave these 2 to either make it or not...or should I go ahead and cull them since they obviously are having some issues?
They *might* recover, as for culling, I can't say as I am one that tends to prolong the inevitable.
I'm not saying that you should cull them, and I would probably try to keep them going, but that's just one of my personality defects.