My birds are dying

Catalo2114

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Hello. I have 5 Buff Orppingtons that are 3 years old. Egg production has been practically non-existent since mid-November and one of the birds had looked sickly and very lethargic recently and she died very quickly about 2 weeks ago. Now, I found another one dead this morning. She looked fine previously and gave no indication of prior sickness. I have no idea what's going on and fear for the remaining three. Thoughts?
 

CrazyChicken Lady

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Wow! thats really strange, maybe something like heart failure? have you been free ranging them? Maybe they are eating a toxic plant? Poison? Do you use weed killer or insecticide in your yard?
 

Catalo2114

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I don't really free range them but I do let them out sporadically for a few minutes away a time. And I do have TruGreen as a lawn service but that's not new. That's interesting though.
 

Ginmary

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The best thing to do would be to send the body to your state lab for a necropsy. It's not expensive and will let you know what killed her. The body should be kept cool but NOT frozen until shipping.
 

Catalo2114

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The best thing to do would be to send the body to your state lab for a necropsy. It's not expensive and will let you know what killed her. The body should be kept cool but NOT frozen until shipping.
I will look into that. Thank you.
 

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