Hi Everyone, One of my favourite chickens died overnight, and I'm wondering if you can help me identify the cause to protect my other chickens. Two days ago I noticed that she wasn't outside as often as the other chickens. Then yesterday she was acting listless and allowed us to pick her up without any struggle (she normally doesn't like that but is generally cooperative. This time she acted completely neutral). There wasn't anything unusual except dullness and possibly wetter than normal droppings. Otherwise we didn't think she looked that bad, feathers were good, size was good, just acting listless. Could this be the result of wet bedding? Here's why I'm concerned about that, so any tips you have on that front would also be appreciated. The wet coop: This is our first winter on this land, and we're using a coop that was designed by the previous owners to house meat birds in summer only, so it's directly on the ground. (No chickens in there for 15 years until we bought some this summer.) We've now learned that as the snow is melting this time of year, some of it trickles into the coop, making it rather damp on the floor. We had been using the deep bedding method in the coop and have had to empty it out and replace the hay weekly for the last four weeks or so, as the water trickling into the coop, albeit slowly, is too wet to leave. The icy run: Their outdoor run is like an ice rink, so we feed their scratch and scraps on the clean ice beyond where they pooped the day before. That said, the ice closest to the coop entrance is a layer of chicken poop, and I can't figure out anything to do to fix that. I think adding hay will just make it worse. If she did die because of wet bedding, what disease/illness would that be? Other ideas? We have kept her for a necropsy tonight, is there anything specific we should look for based on her symptoms? Thanks for your help.