Tilly has been a wonderful, lovable girl, she pecks my leg so I can sit on the bench and that is her cue to hop on my lap for special love. I really don't know what happened she was fine this morning, at 12:00 I gave them some lettuce to snack on with their lay mash, and at 4:00 I found her still not moving. Then she became very lythargic and she died at 7:30. I really don't know what happened, she didn't have a bad smell from her beak while she was alive, only when she died she smelled very bad. I can't stop crying, I have never had a chicken that loved to be petted as much and Tilly, and she loved to sit on my lap for as long I could spare the time. My other 2 hens aren't really that close to me, so WHY TILLY???? Anyway, I wanted to write to tell you, if anyone would understand my grief I knew my backyard chicken family would.