I am also sorry for your loss. I just lost my roo Pete this morning, found him dead in the coop, laying face down like he was sleeping. He had been acting withdrawn and depressed for about 3 days, and the hens were pecking at his comb, so I had him separated. He showed no outward signs of illness or injury. His comb and wattles were red and plump, his feathers smooth and shiny, his eyes and nostrils clear, no sounds of difficulty breathing. He was only 10 months old. I am heartbroken. And now I am really worried about my 7 girls. They all look really healthy, but I am afraid that they might suddenly become ill like Pete did. I have called around, and there are no vets in northern VT that deal with chickens. I am cleaning and disinfecting the coop today. What else should I do? And what is the best way to dispose of my dead roo? The ground is still frozen here.