My husband found my free ranging rooster this morning hanging upside down in his tree, dead. His feet were still wrapped around the branch, his eyes were closed. He was perfectly normal yesterday. He got a little wet in the rain the other day but not as soaked as I've seen him. It's been chilly at night, in the 30s Last night but it's been colder lately and his hen that was roosting innthe tree next to him was dry this morning do I don't think it rained or anything. He was a 2 1/2 yr old white leghorn, wonderfully friendly roo, great to his ladies too. I just don't know what it could have been. He along with the rest of the flock was wormed in September after seeing rounds in someones poop w/Valbazen (2x) and dusted for mites w/permethrin powder 4 wks ago. My husband has his body outside for now, it's cold enough to preserve if need be. Does anyone know if I can still get some stool from him to do a fecal? Is 2 1/2 yrs old old for a leghorn roo? I got him as a few days old from Tractor Supply, my guess he's a hatchery bird. His eyes being closed tells me he died of something he felt coming on. Could it have been the cold even tho he's been out in this for a long time? Ugh, he was such a great rooster...any light you can shed on this would help me so much right now.