Losing chickens

more_frosting

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Hi everyone,

Looking for some advice. Over the last 6 weeks, I'm losing roughly a chicken a week. They look perfectly healthy one day and the next, I find one dead.

At first, I thought it was due to their age as it was the older ones dying, but then a couple of the younger chickens died.

I can't see any signs of red mite in the coop as I'm quite strict with the cleaning and can't see any other health problems, such as sneezing, nasal discharge or eye infections. Just wondering if there's anything else I should look out for?
 

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Sorry to hear this... But I would be looking for spiders or venomous snakes. It only takes one bite from either and dead chicken.
 

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I agree with @Beekissed. Have a necropsy done or do it yourself and see if anything looks odd.
 
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