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Dead chicken- please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MyTMo, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. MyTMo

    MyTMo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, my less then one year old light brahma died this am. I went and fed them their breakfast and she seemed fine. 10 minutes later I came back and she was dead in the corner. No marks no blood just on her side dead. I am very nervous because I have no idea, there were no signs of disease or problems. I have heard of getting an autopsy perormed to find out why. Has any one else done this? I am in Northern California, where would I send her to have this performed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    One sad chicken momma
     
  2. BatChickCrazy

    BatChickCrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any answers... only my deepest sympathies. We lost our 7 week old white orpington yesterday. I went to let them out of the coop and noticed blood. Her vent was a mess... I ended up having her euthanized. :( We also have a light brahma and she is our favorite. So pretty and sweet. I hope you get some answers... the unknown hurts the worst. ((hugs))
     
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    So sorry for your loss. You can contact an Avian veterinarian in your area and they can give you information on how to get a necropsy performed. Usually, in this type of situation the state agricultural lab may be able to help you.
     
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  4. MyTMo

    MyTMo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for you words. I was able to get the info for a local agency that can help me. It makes me sad that she will have to be cut open but I really want to know if I have a problem in my flock.
     
  5. BatChickCrazy

    BatChickCrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't blame you! I hope you get some answers :)
     

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