Rubber chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jacksun, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. jacksun

    jacksun In the Brooder

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    I have had chickens for years. In the last two weeks I have had healthy layers turn up dead while free ranging. They look like rubber chickens head strait out in front legs stretched out behind, no wounds or feathers missing. I am perplexed last one was an americana I let out at 1230 and at 4 found her by the barn neck and legs stiff but still warm. I have dealt with predators but this has me stumped.
     
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  2. Speedychicken27

    Speedychicken27 Songster

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    It could be old age that's what it looks like but I have no clue because not all of them can die at the same age. Maybe fear??? I really don't know
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Doing necropsies is the only way to get answers here.
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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