Help! No sign of lines, second chicken died in 2 weeks.

Acre4Me

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Give us some more info!
Where are you located? General location fine, but helps to know climate, etc.

Your flock and ages of the chickens, particularly the ones sick.

when did the other chicken get sick?

what is the coop set-up like? Do you have a small or large coop and type of run.
 

Julia47

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Sep 21, 2019
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We in Australia. Summer +28C.
Last week girl 17 weeks, this week girl 15 weeks.
9 chickens all up now down to 7.
Coop is big and well ventilated.
It seems no sign of visible illness at this moment. They did had a respiratory problem 8-10 weeks ago with antibiotic treatment and all good since than.
Just today No energy. Empty crop. It happens when I pick up chicken try to examine I’ll lay on back and suddenly convoluting, wing flapping 2 sec and death. Girls are free range. Ive noticed girls have been picking lot on particular plant. I’ll post a photo of it
 

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Julia47

In the Brooder
Sep 21, 2019
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Australia
Give us some more info!
Where are you located? General location fine, but helps to know climate, etc.

Your flock and ages of the chickens, particularly the ones sick.

when did the other chicken get sick?

what is the coop set-up like? Do you have a small or large coop and type of run.
Please see next post
 

Acre4Me

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Great info.

temps don’t seem extreme. Assuming they have ample water and shade, so they aren’t heat stressed.

I’m not sure what the plant is, but someone else may know, and may be able to tell you if it’s toxic.
 

Acre4Me

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On BYC, Under “social” is a category “where am I, where are you?”. There is a sticky post at the top “find your state thread”. There are two “Australia” threads - not sure what the difference is. Here is a link to one of them: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/australia-six-states-and-that-funny-little-island.598568/page-3452
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/australia-six-states-and-that-funny-little-island.598568/page-3452

you may be able to get some answers on the plant there.
 
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