sending some birds for necropsy....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by shelleyd2008, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I finally got in touch with the dept. of ag, and the woman is going to meet me somewhere next week to either take some blood samples or some birds to the lab for necropsy. So now I guess I need to figure out which ones I want killed to find out [​IMG]

    This so sucks!! I think I'll just quit having chickens. If I have to cull my whole flock, I don't know what I'll do!! [​IMG]
     
  2. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    I'm so sorry! [​IMG]

    Hopefully they can just take a few blood samples and find out what's going on with your flock. We all have rough patches, I recently had to cull several quail due to deformation & illness. Keep your head up, it's all a part of the "business".
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    aww Shelley! i am really so sorry you are dealing with this! this is my worst nightmare! i feel so bad for you! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    [​IMG] for you.

    and [​IMG] one for redhen.


    there there.


    hugs and prayers,
    g
     
  5. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    keeping my fingers crossed for you! Micah
     
  6. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Shelley I'm so sorry to hear of your situation however know that getting tested is the best thing to do. You need to know what this is in order to know what to do about it. Hold some hope that it's one of the treatable things. Meanwhile please be very careful about bio-security. Use boots in your coop and pens that do not go anywhere else but, and do not allow any birds or eggs to leave your property till you know. Go to places that people that have birds also go only in clean clothes before you care for your birds that day.

    Been in your shoes, with isolation, it's lots of extra work, but it's the right thing to do. ((((hugs))))
     
  7. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Shelley what ever happened on this? Did they do some testing? Still hoping for the best for you and your flock.

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  8. I'm sorry, I must have missed it. What is going on with your flock hun?

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  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I'm still waiting on her to get back with me. It's been a week, so looks like I need to call her again.
     

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