I found Patsy lying head down gasping for air this morning when I went to open the coop. I was able to hold her for only a minute getting her out of the coop when she passed. I am completely at a lost to understand how she became sick. No signs of injury and she was securely locked in when I found her. She had been broody a few weeks ago and it took me a few days to get her out of it. She has been laying consistently for over a week. Was that too much stress? Although I have had my 3 buffs for a little over a year, I can't see how I could have changed the outcome. Looking for a little insight from those that have raised chickens for a long time. Also I understand 3 is the minimum for a flock and now have 2 will there be additional stress on the 2 left? Difficult morning... Patsy was my girl.