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Hope it is not avian flu

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PaulADK, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. PaulADK

    PaulADK Out Of The Brooder

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    It was two degrees outside this afternoon when I happened to look out back and saw something large and black lying on top of the chicken coop that had not been there several hours earlier. At first I thought it was an animal. On closer inspection however, the object turned out to be a dead crow.

    How and why it ended up on top of our coop I have no idea. There were some crows around last summer, but we never saw them in close proximity to the coop. I would like to get the bird autopsied. Unfortunately I have no idea who to contact. (I don't think we have an Agricultural agent in this county.)

    Any suggestions?

    Any idea what might have killed the crow - ingesting road salt? I'm quite certain it was not shot.

    When I get out there tomorrow, I'll be using rubber gloves and double bagging it to be on the safe side.

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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