This morning i went out to the coop to feed and water the chickens and my minorca cockerel was laying on the floor, dead. What could have caused this? Could it have been a disease, and if so what disease could it be? My dominant rooster had a little bit of blood (im assuming it was blood) on his neck feathers, but the minorca didnt have any apparent injuries. Edited to add: He was acting normal before he died, and his poo was normal also.