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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I just had one of my three chickens die suddenly, and I have

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I just had one of my three chickens die suddenly, and I have no idea what to do.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
My condolences for you loss. Are you interested in knowing why your chicken died? If so, you would need to refrigerate (not freeze) her and bring her to your county animal disease diagnostic laboratory to be necropsied. If you're asking what to do with her body, my chicken owners will burn it in a burn barrel, compost it, or wrap it well in garbage bags and dispose of it as you ordinarily dispose of your garbage. Your county likely will frown upon your putting her in with the rest of the trash and so it's best to wrap her body well. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.