Hello all! I have a problem that I never actually saw coming... I found one of my hens dead this morning in the old fashioned rubber chicken pose and frozen solid. I'm wondering if you guys could maybe help me come up with an explanation for this? I have a few theories as to why she's dead, but maybe you guys know more than me. Theory number 1: For the first time ever living where I am ( North-Eastern Massachussetts), I heard the calls of two Great Horned Owls last night. One was calling out, and another was responding. Because of the fact I've lived here for 15 years, and now suddenly after I hear owls calling in the night before the morning I find a hen dead is kind of suspicious. The only thing wrong with it is that there was absolutely zero indication she was attacked by them. I almost want to pin it on them, because they are known for taking smaller animals than them, and I know my hens wouldn't stand a chance against those pointy talons. Theory number 2: Our water bowl repeatedly freezes solid over and over, and I'm wondering if it was dehydration? I every so often get to points where I'm extremely busy and am guilty of going a day or so without giving them fresh water, and I'd imagine if it freezes, they have no way of getting any hydration in them. The problem with this theory though, is that she looked completely healthy, and none of the other hens are showing signs of dehydration, weakness, or anything discomfort, so I'm not understanding why just one of them basically fell over and died. I'm not saying that I never give them water, because I'm actually very on top of that besides the points in time where I physically can't be there to give it to them. In this case, they were well hydrated. Theory number 3: I'm wondering if she literally just froze? Did it get so cold that she couldn't handle even standing? I just find it very hard to believe she could have fallen over with no explanation and died. All of the other hens are dealing with the cold just fine, so I'm not sure why this happened. If any of you could help me figure this out, it would be great so I could maybe prevent it from happening again! Thanks!