How to determine the cause of death.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 3 NH reds, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. 3 NH reds

    3 NH reds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 year old layer that had a pale comb and her head was pulled back. Last night I rubbed the crop to see if it was clogged and found nothing. This morning she is dead. None of the other birds show any problems. The only other thing I saw last night was hard breathing. How can I determine the cause of death or should I just say she was 2 years old and leave it at that.
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Sorry for your loss... You could do your own necropsy, which can be very interesting if you have the stomach for it or you could FedEx her to a lab for one.

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  5. 3 NH reds

    3 NH reds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the links. I had already put the bird in the freezer but I did email to find out the costs of having this done..I added extra ACV to the water and put extra diatomaceous earth in the food just to be safe.She was a good layer. I have some eggs in the incubator as we speak from my mixed layer coop anticipating losses as the flock ages.
     
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