Need help determing cause of death, photos attached.

farmeryotum

Hatching
Mar 9, 2018
1
0
7
GRAPHIC PICTURES OF AUTOPSIED CHICKEN, NEED HELP DETERMING CAUSE OF DEATH:
Hi folks. Just completed my second ever chicken autopsy. Last night I lost a hen to impacted crop. This morning, I lost another hen. Did her autopsy and was unable to identify cause of death. Noticed red veining on the intestines (coccidiosis?), jelly like fluid in the body cavity, a very pale heart, and tan/pink liver. Pictures attached. Thanks for the help!
Also, worth noting, when I found her, she was still alive, but barely. Liquid, water, I think, was dripping out of her mouth, I thought perhaps she was choking. Checked her crop, felt normal.
bodycavityfluid.jpg
liver.jpg
redveiningintestine.jpg
 

theoldchick

The Chicken Whisperer
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 11, 2010
31,707
16,862
867
If you really want to know what killed your chicken have the remains necropsied by a professional who can send samples off to a lab. Good photos!

Sorry for your loss.


I changed the word cremated to necropsied. Don't know how that mistake happened!
 
Last edited:

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom