Chickens dying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Welby49829, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Welby49829

    Welby49829 New Egg

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    We have a mixed flock about 60 hens. We had 13 isa and 13 leghorns, which are 3 months old. We have 40 or so other hens that are older. Over the past 3 nights there has been chickens that are dying. none of the older hens have died,. There has been 6 of the younger birds that have died over the past 3 nights. I haven't seen any blood and I don't see any way critters are getting in at night. There free range all day. Any ideas what may be happening? Thanks got all input!

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  2. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending upon your location, heat may be a factor. Also, do the younger ones range in a different area than the older ones? If this is the case, there may be a toxic plant they are snacking on that requires so much to build up in the system before causing death. Overcrowding can also be an issue in their overnight quarters.
     

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