I lost one of my favorite Dominique pullets last night. At first I thought she got too cold and died, but she was between a rooster and a slightly larger hen. Could she have been jostled and fallen off her roost? She was facing the back of the coop when she went to roost. (I know this because I took a picture of them right after they got settled for the night.) When I found her this morning she was facing the inside of the coop and her legs were straight out behind her. It was upsetting enough to find her like this, but when I realized she was the hen that my 8 year old nephew picked out for the year, it turned my stomach. He and his sister always "pick" one of the chicks if I get new ones. They help with chicken chores and catch grasshoppers to toss to "their" chickens. If any one else has had a chicken die in the middle of the night, please let me know. Maybe there is some way I can improve their roost?