i found another dead chicken today. this is the 4th one in the last 3 or 4 months. i just got my last chicken autopsied and the man said that it died of a tumor but that it also had a disease. they werent sure what disease it was but obviuosly it is contagious because another one my most healthiest chickens just died. this is really heartbreaking for me it seems like all of my favorite chickens are dying. first it was my little tophat hen then it was my rhode island red hen then it was my little silkie who was definatley my favorite and today my laced wyanndotte hen died. she was very sweet and you could hold her. Please pray that no more chickens die. I just sent the laced wyandotte off the autopsie man again so he run more test to try and save my remaining 7 hens. It seems like i have gotten all the bad luck lately. I am new to chickens but i didnt know it would be this hard to keep chickens alive. all of my hens were healthy and i got them from a friend. Then my grandparents brought me 4 more that came from somwhere and i think they brought over the disease because 2 of the original 4 have died in the last 4 months. please give me some advice on how to continue... please pray that no more die. It really is sad when you get attached to them and you come home to your " lively and healthy hens" and one is just dead in the middle of the coop.