I have been raising these 8 for 4months now. They have been outside in there own pen for 2 months. Eating game raiser and assorted wheat, corn, and oats as I get them. I have been raising them with the intention of allowing them to free range and reduce my bug population without eating my garden like the chickens do when they free range. I just let them out over the weekend to go free range and they seem to be doing fine. Eating drinking and roosting on top of their cage instead of inside it now but other wise safe. I came home today and only found four together, they are usually all togethere. Well I walked around by the barn and found 3 bodies within about 20 feet of each other lying on the ground and one over by the roost. The bodies were not torn apart but seemed to have some ruffled breast feathers, otherwise they just looked like they laid over and died. I need help to determine what happened so I can save the rest of them. I will catch them tonight on the roosts and put them back in the pen. Any ideas what happened? We have horses and goats but everyone seemed to get along. We also have a lab that has committed chicken murder by suffocation in the past but I don't think thats what happened, possible but don't think so. Is there anything that is poisonous to them or possibly a problem with there crops? Please, any advice? I will process them and open them up to see if there is anything obvious. Any help here would be appreciated as in what to look for in the crop and internal organs. I am use to processing my own chickens and game so not squimish a bit, just tell me what to look for!