Chicken Blood Type????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brandibaby23, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. brandibaby23

    brandibaby23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was at work today and we get into talking about chickens with the guys and one of them asked me what blood type is a chicken....... idunno I have no idea, do they have a "type" I never thought about this before so I had to tell him "I don't know" it could be a good question and I would look it up, but I can't seem to find much about chickens and blood. So For tonight's question " Do Chickens Have a Blood Type? "
     
  2. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I couldn't find any info on it either.... [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Blood type? As in avian blood?

    Suppose you would say chickens have an avian blood type, where the cells are nucleated.

    Unlike cattle, horses, dogs and such where blood type matters when doing transfusions and such, birds probably don't get looked into blood type often since they don't really have much to donate if one needed it, and one who needed one would probably have a more grave issue.
     

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