In the Brooder
- Jun 27, 2011
I need some help. Ive been keeping layers for 5 years and have lost only a couple since I began. I have lost 4 in the last 4 weeks. One I think was egg bound and I couldnt help her but the other 3 were dead in the coop with no signs of stress - clean, no blood, no feathers missing, etc. They are usually under or near the roost, so I think they are falling off of it when they die. The flocks seems healthy and robust after a very hard winter. The latest one was exactly a year old (barred rock), one last week was a 2 yr old buff orpington, and before that a 1 year old black star... Its been a slow spring and very windy so I wonder if they might have gotten injured in the wind, but there is no sign of injury. Ive been watching them very carefully to see if they are all active and I have no indication before I find them dead. Any thoughts???