I went out for a few hours today and came home to find our beautiful Partridge Silkie floating in the cow's water bucket. My chickens free range but I have never seen them trying to drink out of their huge bucket. I am thinking she may have tried to fly up to perch and fallen in? I suppose because she is so fluffy/heavily feathered she got water logged and couldn't get out? I'm devistated. My chickens have IB (just finished 5 days of antibiotics), I have lost two pullets to hawks in the past month, one hen had to be put down due to a badly impacted crop and I found one pullet who was sickly since I got her at a month old dead last week. I have only had chickens since July, thought I was taking good care of them and am finding this very difficult as we are all becoming very attached to our birds. Is it always this hard?