where to have chicken tested if it has died?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ssetzer, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. ssetzer

    ssetzer Hatching

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    I have had 4 hens for the past 3 years and no problems. This past spring I got 8 more as chicks. I kept them separated. 5 out of the 8 ended up being roosters so I returned 4 and got 4 hens in their place. I moved the ones from this spring in with the older ones. A few weeks later one of the original spring chicks literally died suddenly. Never lost weight, never acted odd, nothing until about an hour before she passed. Since then another one of the original spring chicks have died and 1 of the new hens. I live just outside of raleigh, NC and want to know where I can have the remaining ones checked or where to test one that has died if I preserve it? I obviously don't want to lose anymore of them.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So sorry for your losses. [​IMG] Ol Grey Mare has left you with a great link to follow. I hope you can get down to the bottom of the deaths.
     
  4. ssetzer

    ssetzer Hatching

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    Thanks so much for the quick reply!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry for your losses![​IMG]
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Very sorry you lost two hens, any chance your new birds brought some illness with them? It's usually best to quarantine new birds sometimes for a month to be sure they aren't contagious. Is there any chance the new birds may have attacked your spring chickens?
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    Sorry for your losses. Hope the others will be ok.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry for your losses.
     

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