and I'm not sure how. I went outside this afternoon to gather the eggs and there she was, on her back, in one of the nest boxes. Before I took her stiffening body out, I looked all inside the coop and nest boxes and couldn't find any signs of anything other than chickens being in the coop. I went into the run to check the rest of my birds. They all were doing their usual chicken things: scratching around the run and chasing each other and taking dust baths. They all look rough but that's because they're molting. After taking the dead hen out of the coop, I looked her over and she looked "normal", just dead. It's almost like she had a heart attack or was scared to death. I wish I could give more info, but that's all I have. Any ideas, anyone???