Breed: Phoenix Loss of appetite Weight loss Lethargic Mopey and sleepy when near death Upon performing an autopsy, I discovered that the crop was completely empty, the breast meat was almost nonexistent, The stomach and intestine tract was completely empty. No worms or foreign matter was found in the intestine or throat. The gizzard was full of sand, no food what-so-ever. There was a small sack of black fluid between the livers that had contaminated one liver … don’t know if this was bile, spleen, or pancreas sack ?? When I cut it, black ink like fluid came out. So….. What made these poor little birds starve themselves to death ?? What can be done to prevent this from happening again with new birds ?? I have other birds in the same cage ... Barred Rocks, Red Jungle Fowl, etc. Only the Phoenix are affected. I really love the Phoenix males and want to have several in my free ranging yard ..... but am afraid to get more until this issue is resolved.