this morning while doing chores, one of my laying hens was sitting in the barn, next to the bread bin (for the pigs) and I was petting her, which was unusual as she's very independent and doesn't like to be petted. I knew something was wrong, but she looked content/happy. I left for work and got a phone call from a friend I had check on her an hour later and she had passed away. She looked fine, no marks or anything on her. Is it possible she was still traumatized from last weekends predator attack on the other chickens? Is this how chickens die when it's time? She was 3 or 4 the lady that gave her to me last year said. thanks for our input. She was black with green tint to her and dark legs, black jersey giant maybe? -Kathy Ruth- I watched her and the others all week, she seemed fine. As long as this happens from time to time, I won't do anything.