I just found several of our free range chickens dead. The temperature has been in the 40s but right now it is in the 50s. No obvious predator marks so it might have been the neighbor's dog which killed a few months ago but hasn't bothered them since. All the birds in the coup are healthy. I doubt it was disease. Is it too late to dress them? They feel stiff. We're _very_ poor and have not been able to afford the drive to the food assistance office. We'll probably just slaughter the rest of them if we find that this kind of mystery kill results in us not being able to consume the meat. We've had a _very_ low mortality rate with our free range chickens due to our isolated location and a couple of dogs that stay in the nearby garage guarding them vigilantly. Our only loss to a predator was early on when the pullets were relatively immature, and a hawk thought he could loft one of them. All he could do was flop around. That was months ago. We ordered 50 chicks in a variety pack and at counting the chickens a week ago we had 50 -- so its apparent they sent more than 50 in the mail to compensate for mortality in transit.