I'm sorry to hear that. do you mean over the past 4 months he would periodically be found on his side and then be roused by a touch. I wonder if it is something like a seizure disorder that finally got the best of him. I know some folks on this forum have sent their deceased chickens to get a necropsy to find out what may have caused the death. I'm not sure if the state agriculture department or the state department of environmental quality provides it.
Quote:Welcome to BYC, and sorry for your loss. It could also be possible he had a heart valve going bad or his heart gave out. Did you notice if his comb ever turned blue or black? That would be a possible sign of a heart problem.