I'll be brief (I'm supposed to be in a meeting right now!!) Last night my newest hen died for no readily apparent reason. She wasn't ac30ting different, and she wasn't crop bound, and she had no external injuries. It's like she just died in her sleep in the nest box. She wasn't even old enough to lay yet. I thought I let the remaining flock of 1 roo & 3 hens see her before I buried her. My roo was watching over the other hen when she was laying an egg around 3:30 today. Then at 6 pm, no roo anywhere in sight or in hiding. No feathers to indicate a fight or a predator. Just *poof* gone. What the heck???? Is he out looking for the dead hen? But he left the rest of the flock. He usually doesn't even stray because before I got him a few weeks ago, he was always cooped. He hasn't really gotten used to the idea of wandering outside yet. Whaddaya think is going on? I'm so sad, I've lost 3 of 6 chickens in one week.