Roo Died Of mysterious means ?????

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  1. OSUman

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    Hello i came home from school today to find my year old Orp roo dead i have no idea how he died and he was acting fine earlier and there is no blood i dont want it to infect my hens if it had something dose anyone have any ideas what it could be?
     
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  2. OSUman

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    When can you get a necropsy and who would you send it too.

    This iss my first dead adult bird
     
  3. EweSheep

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    If it was an Orp, it is possible that he might have had a heart attack.
     
  4. OSUman

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    i dont know i just got them a week ago and the previous owner said that it was 1 year old???

    BTW thanks i am freaking out
     
  5. OSUman

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    EweSheep have you gotten a Necropsy there before???
     
  6. EweSheep

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    My vet send the birds there for the lab tests and it is NOT cheap!

    It will cost around $350 dollars per birds, shipping and all. From what I heard, been to U of I, its the best in the state for testing birds.
     
  7. EweSheep

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    Quote:I had a Blue Orp roo that was about four years old and he died suddenly and the hens he was with had no illness so I wrote if off as heart attack. I had him for about six months and it was from Gordie. So I missed that big hunky blue!
     
  8. OSUman

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    ok i would think that he would be too young to have a heart attack

    do you think i should have him tested??
     
  9. OSUman

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    Dose anyone think i should test him or should i just say that its a heart attack???
     
  10. EweSheep

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    Chickens at any age can get heart attacks or weak hearts. Its called sudden death. Even the Cornish X;s can flip over and die suddenly at two days old.

    It is up to you if you want to have him tested. If you got the money and time, you can get it done by your own vet which they can tell you that they can send it in or not. They should be able to tell if you need to freeze the body otherwise it would decompose fast and give the tests a false reading.
     

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