I lost only older birds

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fitos100
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every year I move my birds from the breeding room to un outside aviary for moulting and resting. it's been over a month since I moved them and until today, I lost periodically 2 cocks and 3 hens.
The strange thing is... all the birds I lost are older than 1,5 year, I didn't lost a single chick and this is confusing me.
any suggestions?
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fitos100
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I forgot to mention the only syptoms I manage to Check are lethargy and depression and probably lost of appetite.
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As you say yourself re older versus younger birds. Most unusual. Though losing more hens than cocks is regretably common.
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exactly, is unusual. actually I'm trying to find guidance to my thoughts.
As I lost only older birds until now, probably I don't have virus or bacterial problem or airsac mites, because I would see also my chicks and young birds have issues too.
So I believe is something with stress, from moving and molting.
To be honest I did a treatment with Enroxyn 10% (baytril) And I think I saw some improvement to some older birds, more alive and more active now.
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