Necropsy / Euthanasia CHEAP


In the Brooder
7 Years
Oct 11, 2012
east Pierce county, Washington
OK, So I know this is a sensitive and controversial subject.

Please do not discuss opinions on this thread. Or "how I do it" posts - this is for finding PROFESSIONAL, Public services.

I am posting this to help people out in finding cheap/affordable PROFESSIONAL necropsy and or euthanasia for fowl.

I am not endorsing - just trying to start a yellow pages of a sort.

As owners, sometimes we are faced with this by surprise or emergency.
I think we should have an end of life plan in place and know what we choose to to and where we need to go "just in case".

I was trying to find info for this on this site but could not so...

If you have a local resource for Affordable necropsys and or euthanasia for fowl - that are done by a PROFESSIONAL (not home or neighbors). Please list them here in the following format:







Name of place/doctor:


I will share mine 1st
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LOCATION: Puyallup, Washington state, USA

SERVICE: euthanasia (controlled carbon dioxide), diagnostic testing, necropsy

TYPE of ANIMAL: poultry and other avian species

FEE: euthanasia not charged with necropsy, other fees on website (I can get a chicken euthanized and basic necropsy for under $25)

AS OF DATE: October 31 2012


Name of place/doctor: Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University

NOTES: They do in Washington and out of state although the fees are cheaper as a washington resident. Call them ahead of time (they are super nice) to get info on how to send in or deliver your specimen. The website above is super simple to navigate and has lists of fees and services.
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Hi there!

I just called them today. I had a 5 month old pullet fall over dead this afternoon. I called the vet and they told me a necropsy would cost $300. So, I got on line and found the WADDL site and called them - $22.00 for a necropsy, I couldn't believe it..... what a difference.... I'm taking the body in tomorrow.

Thanks for your work, this is much needed. Not many of us bird lovers can afford $300 for a state inspection. - When I called, they were very nice and informative too.....
UC Davis in California does necropsies on chickens, turkeys, waterfowl and squabs for free and they accept them dead or alive. Quail, guinea fowl, peafowl and game birds are $120 for 1-8 birds on same day.

Main Webpage:
Submission Form: 10-2012.pdf

Davis Laboratory
West Health Science Drive
Davis, California 95616
(530) 752-8700
(530) 752-6253 (FAX)
[email protected]

Turlock Laboratory
1550 N Soderquist Road
Turlock, CA 95380-2204
(209) 634-5837
(209) 667-4261 (FAX)
[email protected]

Tulare Laboratory
18830 Road 112
Tulare, CA 93274-9042
(559) 688-7543
(559) 686-4231 (FAX)
[email protected]

San Bernardino Laboratory
105 W Central Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92408 2113
(909) 383-4287
(909) 884-5980 (FAX)
[email protected]
LOCATION: Frederick, MD

SERVICE: Euthanasia/necropsies (will conduct basic necropsies on fowl; for certain tests (e.g. Marek's) samples will need to be sent out for which there is a fee associated with such further testing).

TYPE of ANIMAL: Poultry

FEE: Euthanasia not charged with necropsies; necropsies are free

AS OF DATE: Present


Name of place/doctor: Animal Health Lab

NOTES: Will perform necropsies free of charge for both in and out of state poultry; no charge for disposal fee either
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