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post #61 of 67

You would probably want to inspect the crop, proventriculus, gizzard, and large and small intestines, the cecum.  Look for the presence of worms in intestines as well as blood or gut damage.  Remains should be buried deeply out of chickens yard or burned.

 

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Gastrointestinal Tract

 

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Coccidiosis damage in intestines

 

 Necrotic enteritis, small intestine, chicken

Necrotizing enteritis in small intestines


Edited by Eggcessive - 12/5/14 at 6:29pm
post #62 of 67
The best thing you could do for your flock is a thourough body inspection of your hens. Looking for any signs of illness, mainly loss of body condition. Weight loss is usually a sign of problems. When was the last time your hens were wormed? What did you use? Check for lice. Check their droppings. Watch your flock everyday to see if you see any of them that seem dont seem quite right.
post #63 of 67

So sorry! Sometimes I send mine off for necropsy, sometimes I do them myself. Many things will be quite obvious, so if you're game, I say try it.

 

Poultry-necropsy-Manual.pdf 1,860k .pdf file

 

-Kathy

post #64 of 67
From what you have been talking about and her symptoms my guess is she developed yolk stroke infection from a possible soft shelled egg rupturing inside her and infecting her insides, the treatment whould have had to have been quick and very agressive baytril injectable with or in conjunction with clavamox and a possible hormonal implant (desoraline) to stop her egg laying and give her body a rest , its simple some hens get in serious trouble because of laying egg after egg after egg untill there body starts to malfunction from the stress that all the egg laying and constant ovulation puts on them, sounds like the exact symptoms my hen had along with the green poop and chunks which a lab identified as being inflamed parts of her reproductive tract , I took my hen to a avian specialist , they put her on powerfull antibiotics and metacam for pain and inflamation and installed a desorlin implant under her skin she dosent lay anymore eggs and is perfectly fine and healthy, at least if something were to happen again you will know how to help , sorry for your loss.
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post #66 of 67
@casportpony what text did you take pictures from? It looks quite good.
post #67 of 67
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Originally Posted by greenapple24 View Post

@casportpony what text did you take pictures from? It looks quite good.

Welcome to BYC! Sorry I missed your post. The pictures are from Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook.

-Kathy
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