Hello! My name is Wendy. I have several chickens all around 5-6 months old. One of my chickens, Penny, died last night. I was wondering if one of you maybe knew about some of the symptoms? I went outside to check on all of them and Penny was laying down. I went into the coop and usually if I come within a foot or so from her, she will run a little but look back to see if I have food in my hand and come back, but this time, she didn't do anything - she just kept laying there, with her head propped up a little bit. So I picked her up and noticed there was a few drops of clear red liquid on her feathers, near her rear (watery blood). I also noticed clear liquid, maybe water, was also dripping slowly out of her beak. I read up online that maybe she had an egg stuck, so I put her lower half in warm water and rubbed her belly from front to back. I put her in a towel, wrapped her up so she wouldn't get cold. About 10-15 minutes later, she instantly woke up, had a seizure, clucked once, and passed away in my arms. I was thinking it was eternal bleeding maybe? I don't know. Anyhow, now another one is laying down - NOT as bad as the one who died, but I think it might happen again. This one today has it's beak open and tongue it moving fast. I have been reading on this site from a lot of people that you are not to feed your chickens scratch everyday - So I was thinking, maybe it's their diet causing this??? I fed them started feed when they were babies and then changed to normal feed about 3-4 months ago. I also occasionally give them cantelope and peaches. They all (7 now) live in a large enough coop. MY QUESTION IS - WHAT IS THE BEST DIET FOR CHICKENS IN A COOP (WATER AND FOOD WISE)? I have heard of Scratch?? Layer?? Pellets?? Electrolytes in water? ACV?? Olive Oil?? Oil of Oregeno?? Please help - THANKS!!