I am SO SAD I lost two chickens yesterday two different breeds. One day we went out there and two were sitting on the ground not on the roost so my husband picked them up and put them on the roost. Dont know if they werent feeling well or what. but the next day both were dead. Now I will say this is our 4th chicken dying this year. I am starting to worry. now we have two ducks in with them and they do drink out of the duck pond but yet they have freshe water in the barn in a self feeder too but they continue to still want to drink out of the duck pond. It is just a kids swimming pool but my husband dumps it out everyday and puts fresh water in it. Now I will also say both times we lost chickens it was extremely hot. yesterday was 101 which is pretty hot for Oregon. However my chickens have self feeding water non stop and they have roam of inside and outside 24/7 so they can get in the shade. We feed them lots of fruits and veggies from the garden. lately lots of cucumbers so they get water from those too. Now we had rats getting in their food for a while but got rid of those and havent seen any signs of them lately. I went to the feed store they gave me some stuff to put in their water for cocic??? s/p. some diasease they get in the dirt? But I havent put it in the water yet because she told us we couldnt eat the eggs while treating the chickens for this. my original chickens have lived a year at this place, but my new ones seem to be dropping like flys. I am curious if you all just think this is a heat issue? I never seem to lose them over the winter months. Any advice is appreciated. ANY IDEAS anyone?