Need Chicken Autopsy Help (WARNING: very graphic pictures)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Beckyhsinglsc, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was pretty hard for us to do and now we need help figuring it out.
    It was our first time doing an autopsy, it was my husband's favorite chicken and we only had a few minutes.

    She was a 3 year old Ideal 236 leghorn. She declined slowly over the last couple of months and nothing I did seemed to help. Her comb was thin and limp but still red and she seemed to move in slow motion. Roosted until the last night.

    You'll notice a bunch of little white things everywhere. Also, mealworms in her crop even though she hadn't eaten them(or anything else) for 2 days.

    I hope you can make sense of the pictures.

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  2. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nasty!!!
     
  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i am never eating chicken again.[​IMG] it looked like her crop was over full and one of the pics looked like tapeworms. but i have never done an autopsy . i hope you get your answers
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If by tapeworms you mean the white stringy stuff in picture 6, I'm pretty sure that's just a feather.
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    yes, it was number 6, and you just wanted me to look at all that again just to make sure i stay a vegen. hahha
     
  8. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow guys THIS IS NASTY!!
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i know, right! and its not like she didnt warn us! its like its hot dont touch it so we just gotta stick our finger in to see if its hot. lol geez....
     
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  10. Chicks and Hens

    Chicks and Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think it would be THAT graphic!! but umm ya it is
     

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