I asked the vet to put Mrs. Pickles to sleep this morning. I also asked her to send Mrs. Pickles’ remains to the state lab for a necropsy. It will be interesting to finally know what the problem was.
If the vet ever wants to write a case report, I want the necropsy report to be there for her. I have pictures that were taken every 1-4 days going back 6 months, weekly weight records for the past 4 months, and the vet has her records from the past 6 months of regular visits. It would be a nice report, even if it’s never published.
Mrs. Pickles was our smart girl and contributing to science is how we will honor her. Leaving her with the vet & knowing what would happen to her was heartbreaking. We will box and bury some feathers in our little chicken cemetery.