Second chicken dead same symptoms as first

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Teppler, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Teppler

    Teppler Out Of The Brooder

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    I incubated 4 chicks about 8 months ago and lost one chick at about 6 months, symptoms are not being able to walk and eventually dies today another died with the same problem. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. meekasmom

    meekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had the same with my pullets I bought this summer. I am getting a necropsy done on the next one that dies.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry for your loss.

    Unfortunately without testing/necropsy there is no way to know the cause of death. If you still have the body, you might want to consider sending it to your state lab or an independent lab for testing. This will hopefully give you some insight.


    Necropsy and State labs
    http://www.metzerfarms.com/PoultryLabs.cfm
    http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf
    https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahln/downloads/all_nahln_lab_list.pdf

    Independent lab testing:
    http://www.zoologix.com/
     

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