We went to my In-Laws yesterday , made sure all the chickens had feed and water. I had someone feeding the horses. Came home and the first thing was my barn lights were out, that meant the brooders light were out, I panicked, Luckily all were ok. Fed horses and all, went to the big coop to gather eggs, walked in and there is my Big Black Cochin, Rhett, DEAD! He had a really miserable molt, but was getting his feathers back and has been acting just normal. I am soooo upset!!!!! Rhett had to have been one of the sweetest roosters ever. My RIR Matilda was feeling yucky last week and he stayed by her, kept her warm on cold nights, in fact he kept all his girls warm when it got cold. Poor Guy! I have no idea what I am going to do now.