Yesterday I celebrated the 2nd birthday of my ten leghorns. They have been such a joy to me. This afternoon I looked out and one the hens was laying on the ground. I crawled on my hands and knees through the run and found she had just died, probably not a half hour earlier. They all seemed healthy and happy today. I'm not sure what may have happened. It wasn't the hottest day of the summer and they had lots of water. Is sudden death a common thing in healthy hens? This is the first death of my chickens. I built a box and buried her in my flower garden next to my cat, Foster, who passed away a few years ago. My animals are a large part of my life. I will miss her.