chickncrazy

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 6, 2008
18
0
22
Pittsboro, North Carolina
I am taking 6 sick chicks from McMurray to the NC State Vet Lab on Thursday. I spoke to the Avian Pathologist there and he said it would be best for me to bring in chicks that are still alive but showing symptoms of this mystery illness. I am taking 3 polish, one brahma, one araucauna, and one partridge cochin. They are charging me $5 for the whole group. I will post when I get some answers from them. I am very sad to say goodbye to these little ones but I don't think they can come back from this.
 

stilwellchick

Songster
12 Years
Jun 16, 2007
290
7
141
Stilwell, KS
I am sad for your loss. This MM thing has been very upsetting for a lot of folks. Has anyone identified the cause of this yet? Has MM given an opinion on this?
 

eggchel

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Dec 26, 2006
6,189
99
304
Both Coasts
I think that it is a very good idea to take some of the sick and/or dying chicks for a necropsy. Hopefully you will get an answer soon. Please share with us as soon as you have any information.

Meanwhile, I am posting another thread with information about some of the causes of early chick mortality and will link to it here.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=413656#p413656

For those who would like to find where necropsy is available in their states (hopefully free or low cost), start by clicking on your state in this link and contacting your state vet's office. Often necropsy is available thru university extension, agricultural extension, or a state university that teaches veterinary medicine.

http://agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/AnimalHealth/StateVets.htm




Chel
 

TheFunnyFarm

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 4, 2008
71
1
31
SE Wisconsin
Quote:Thank you eggchel so much that will help alot of people.Your the sweetest and most helpful moderator........oops am I aloud to say that? just joking.LOL
 

stilwellchick

Songster
12 Years
Jun 16, 2007
290
7
141
Stilwell, KS
Since when are we not allowed to mention any name that has already been mentioned in many other posts? Is there something I am missing here?
 

TheFunnyFarm

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 4, 2008
71
1
31
SE Wisconsin
I can not afford to have all my chicks tested and even one I hope to find some one to do it for say next to nothing or very little Thanks again so much for the link!
 

EweSheep

Flock Mistress
13 Years
Jan 12, 2007
21,908
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Land of Lincoln
I dont see a problem mentioning MM since everyone's chicks are not affected. Mine hasnt been affected so its not a big deal. Its a good thing the tests would be done on those chicks. At least we can get to the bottom of this problem and if it is serious, then it would be the customer's right to make their purchases made right by the hatchery if it is deemed 100 percent their fault.

I will have to check on the other posts regarding to this matter....
 

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