My 14 month old french marans, Betty just died in my arms. She was fine when I left the house for work Tuesday morning and when I got home Tuesday night she was lethargic with pale comb, wouldn't eat or drink. It's awful hot these days in Florida and thought maybe she had heat stroke or was feeling sick from her molt which started about 2 weeks ago.(She's black and heavily feathered) Brought her inside...cool bath, fan, electrolyes, etc. Let her sleep inside for the night...maybe a tiny bit better. Very early this am, poop that looked like eggs, sticky, gooey. Still not taking fluids on her own or eating. Maybe egg bound? Warm, soapy baths, distilled mineral oil into vent, examined her inside but couldn't feel any egg. Did get out yellow, green liquid poop. Worse by afternoon, very lethargic, sleeping but didn't seem in great distress. Went to get her for another warm soak and give her some fluid and WAY worse, yelled out 2 times, flopped around several times and died in my arms 20 mins later. No other troubles...no worms, mites, etc. Eating organically, free ranging in my backyard with 5 others who thank goodness all seem fine! You guys on this site have been a Godsend to me and I guess I just was wondering what you thought might have happened and what could have been done in addition to what I tried. Was planning to take her to the vet in the morning......I feel like I underestimated how sick she was...what did I miss?? I've only been at this for 14 months and just not sure....had this little one since 2 days old. One more stupid question....what should I do with her??? Can I bury her or do I have to do something else? Do I have to report these kinds of things? I've seen alot of these kinds of posts lately and it is so sad. I'm a pretty tough girl in the world but when it comes to my animals, I'm just a mess. Sorry if this is the wrong spot for this....wasn't sure. Thanks again..