Necropsy Pic - What do YOU see?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SuzynHu, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. SuzynHu

    SuzynHu Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2014
    North Olmsted, Ohio
    We culled our first and most beloved hen, "Goldie", today. After performing the emotionally difficult task (a first for us), we also performed a very rudimentary necropsy (another first for us)...and are hoping to learn something from Goldie's death.

    Anyway, this is what we found inside of her very swollen abdomen.



    We have our own beginner's idea as to what we are looking at, but we are hoping to call upon more experienced backyard chicken farmers to chime in and confirm our suspicions. So please tell us, what do YOU see?

    If additional information (ex: breed, age, eating, pooping, mobility) is needed, we are happy to share those as well, but I am thinking the above pictures may be enough.

    Thank you in advance for helping us try and learn from this unfortunate, but necessary, death. RIP Goldie.
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    @SuzynHu , welcome to BYC and sorry for your loss. Looks like it could be salpingitis?

    Last edited: Oct 25, 2016
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
  4. jshaddix88

    jshaddix88 Out Of The Brooder

    May 19, 2014
    Nokomis, Florida
    What signs and symptoms did she present?

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