Help please! Did my hen have an illness

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Silvia2234, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Silvia2234

    Silvia2234 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi fellow backyard poultry owners, my hen Pink-Band died yesterday night and I want to know exactly what diseade killed her I know right now it sounds like sds but we thought she broke her leg. After two days it went away then a couple weeks later it came back and went downhill from there. I had to bring her to the water and food everyday then as we thought she was healing, the next day after we thought that, she died in her sleep. I was thinking it might have been Kinky back. What are your thoughts? She was vaccinated. I would love to kniw what disease took her life.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Sorry for your loss. The only way to know exactly what killed her is with a necropsy and lab tests. If you tell me your state or country, I'll give you the contact information for your local poultry lab.
    Way too many things that can kill a chicken to speculate.
     
  3. Silvia2234

    Silvia2234 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, we live in Illinois/border of Wisconsin
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    You have 2 labs I'm aware of. The state labs are usually the cheapest way to go.

    Often if you call, they'll give you a discounted fed ex label because they want to know what killed the bird as much as you do.

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    Illinois

    Illinois Department of Agriculture, Galesburg Animal Disease Laboratory
    Animal Disease Lab
    2100 S Lake Storey Rd
    Galesburg, Illinois 61401-9599
    Phone: 309-344-2451
    IAV-A, CSF, CWD*, ND, FMD, PRV, SCRAPIE, IAV-S*
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    Illinois

    University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
    2001 S Lincoln Ave
    Urbana, Illinois 61802-6178
    Phone: 217-333-1620
    IAV-A, CSF, ND, FMD, IAV-S*, CWD*, SCRAPIE
     
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  5. Silvia2234

    Silvia2234 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok, good to know thank you
     

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