I found my one year old hen dead this morning. She was laying where she and the other two hens usually roost to go to sleep. There was no sign of trauma; no blood, no feathers strewn about, nothing. The birds have been eating and drinking regularly. In the past couple of days, I've noticed feces that almost looks like dog feces. This is found where they sleep. I cleaned their sleeping area yesterday, and today there was a decent buildup of said feces. When I examined the bird, I noticed that the cocia (that is the place where the eggs come out, right?) looked like it could possibly be inflamed, but that was actually the first time I've ever seen this part of the chickens. Unfortunately I have no pictures. I checked on the girls as I was headed off to school, so only had time to bury the poor girl and didn't think to take pictures. Thanks for yalls help!