about a week and half ago two of my chickens died. They were VERY lethargic, laid in one place, had runny poo that was kinda yellow & opaque. they laid in one spot & never moved - with their heads on the ground ( with their necks extended over kinda). I tried to save those two - water with electrolytes, plain yogurt, regular water, some olive oil to may be pass any blockages. One seemed like she might make it through but the other one fought the force feeding & just wanted to die. they both eventually died. I thought it was over - none of my other birds were acting strange. this morning I went to check on the flock ( I hadnt really checked on them since saturday - I stayed i all day sunday) one of my americuana's was dead on the floor. She didn't exhibit any of the signs the first two did -so as far as I know she went quickly. I counted my chickens, I was missing one. On my way out of the yard, something told me to look under the truck in the yard ( the chickens frequently hang out under there)..yup another americuana dead. I have no idea why they are dying!! this weekend wasn't as hot as last week, they have laying pellet for food & two big waterers. Plenty of shade & on hot days they have a mister on out by the coop. They have free roam of my property - an acre. these last two died so suddenly I dont know of any 'symptoms' Is it just too hot? I'm getting worried about some of my other chickens - particularly the ones I raised by hand that are my first flock of chickens. I'm very attatched to them does anyone have any ideas? I had a hen die last year from a liver problem - they said she was grossly obese & her liver couldn't handle it. It was from wrong info from the feed store to feed my chickens straight scratch & thats it. ( i switched as soon as I found out about laying crumble) anyways the chickens I'm worried about are from the flock that got the 2 months worth of scratch. sorry, kinda freaking out over here! my chickens have generally been very healthy.