My 13 babies have been out in their permanent housing for four days and nights, with no troubles. We're still in the process of getting thngs moved, so I was back and forth between our old place and our new place today. Funny how we got the chickens into their new house before we are into ours. I came back to our new place around 6:30 to see a still little body of one of my barred rocks laying dead in our run. She had no injuries, our run is big, but has no opportune opening for predators, and the rest of the chicks were just kind of standing around her all puzzled. Now I'm all worried. I've been out to the coop three times to check on them, they all just kinda stop and look at me like, What? when I poke my head in. She wasn't thin, her crop wasn't full, but it wasn't empty either, and she had no injuries. She wasn't anywhere she could have fallen from or gotten tangled. I guess it just happens sometimes, but any ideas? Maybe I'm a bit too soft hearted, my husband thinks I'm nuts for being so upset over a little chickie, but shoot, I've had them since they were three days old, you know? Thanks- Jessica Okay, I just read in another post that cedar is bad, and I had mixed in a bit of cedar shavings in the coop two days ago. Is it possible that my little ones are poisoned from the cedar? Man.