Saturday night around 4am a torrential downpour started. It lasted til about 11am Sunday. Huge storm, it was quite impressive and as it turns out, deadly. Well, despite having done the nightly coop checks that night, one of my blue Ameraucanas was out and I found her in stuck in the poultry net the next day. It was terrible. It looks like she was trying to get back to her coop but just ran out of energy and the rain just pounded on her. I was crying and my boyfriend came out to put her in a garbage bag when lo and behold, I see her mouth move. I take her into the house, put her by the furnace and turn it on. I used the blowdryer on low setting to get her warmed up. I rubbed her gently trying to get her circulation back. We wrapped her in a towel. Slowly but surely she got life back into her. By that night she was standing and opening her eyes. She would not drink or eat so I mixed some sugar in water and spooned it into her mouth. We put her in the bathroom in a box with food, water and a towel and went to bed. The next morning she was gone. What could I have done differently? I feel so terrible, I know we didn't do anything wrong (I don't even know HOW she got out of the coop, I had no idea she was out) but I feel guilty all the same. This is the first older bird we have lost, she was around three months old. Here is a picture of when we first brought her into the house, she looked so awful. Then, hours later, she was all fluffed up and moving around. Poor thing My boyfriend doubts he would have noticed her mouth open if I hadnt been there, so I thought it was really lucky that I made myself be there (this stuff bothers me). But instead, by being there I just prolonged her misery and it was all the same in the end anyways. I can't believe she is dead, she seemed so alive before I went to bed.