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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    My OP is nothing compared to all the knowledge on this website!!! So much to learn!!! I had no idea.
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    I passed this along... thanks for explaining further.
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    This is beautifully worded and I think a great summary of a basic policy. I have read enough accounts of chickens fully recovering (quickly, too) from simple crop issues, so I would want to be sure to try addressing that... but I don't think it makes sense to go through the whole process we...
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    Quick summary of why? The birds are free range in a large yard with forage and insects available, so their diet is not controlled. Also, no one actually cares, it turns out, whether or not they lay eggs. But we all want to keep them happy and comfortable! Why not a variety of treats?
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    I appreciate that. The confident convergence of opinions here has definitely eased my mind and taught me a lot.
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    I needed that image while we were doing the necropsy !!!!!!
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    It is so very helpful to see the consensus as you summarized here. Thank you. Would you say, as a general rule, if a hen starts to slowly waste away, with no distinctive symptoms, and then she stops wanting to eat or enjoy life, this is a strong possible cause, and euthanasia is the best...
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    I replied INSIDE the quotes-- didn't realize that it is difficult to find those sentences after it is posted!
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    The chickens are fed a 17% organic complete layer feed and a smaller amount of scratch. I don't make the decisions or buy the feed, but this second food is called scratch around here, and it looks like a dry seed mixture, with ground corn as a major component. I think it is fed more as a...
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    I look forward to reading that. We have another hen right now who I think is unwell in some way, very general signs, nothing distinctive... but everyone has been wormed.
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    Hello from central Illinois & four little red hens

    Thank you everyone.... yeah, I really tried super hard to save our Goldie. I was hand feeding her at the end, and she had a crop bra, etc etc... All of us were sad, and haven't adjusted to seeing only four chickens out there. I just posted in the Diseases forum about the necropsy and a whole...
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    SAD PICTURES: Additional thoughts about our necropsy?

    *** NECROPSY PICTURES **** SAD *** KIND OF GROSS *** We lost a 2 1/2 year old Rhode Island Red hen recently. We decided to do a necropsy, since there was a lot of newbie learning curving and uncertainty, (despite a visit to a vet) and we wanted to be more informed for the future. Mostly, I...
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    Hello from central Illinois & four little red hens

    Hi Everyone~ I have been learning about chickens for quite a few weeks here (as a non-member) on Backyard Chickens and I finally want/ need to jump in with a post ( after this one)... This forum has been a source of enjoyment and the best information I have seen so far about this fun little...
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