Ack! My hen died today and I'm trying to figure out why! So, I went to lock up my hens when I got home tonight. Coop door had been blown shut, so they were scattered and I had put them back into their coop. 6 hens were still missing after that. I found 3 of them (3 still missing! ), but one was dead (3 y/o Black Australorp) and another one was extremely lethargic ( 2 y/o Easter Egger). (I know chickens don't wake up very well, but this was different. I put her on the roost and she fell off...) What could have caused this??? Here's some possible clues: I've heard that tomato plants can be toxic to chickens, we have some growing in our compost, maybe they got into that? The weather dropped yesterday. But it's only in the 40s. Cold, but far from "freezing to death weather" right? Completely heathy before, at least no noticed symptoms. Was she egg bound? The hen that died was larger, I've heard that fat chickens can get egg bound more easily, but that would't explain the other hen is acting weird. They had food and water today like always (water hasn't been changed for a couple days, had some leaves in it, but didn't appear stagnant) Fed them some watermelon, tomato, and bell pepper scraps today, but that has never been a problem before. No signs of predator damage. Feathers and body intact. She was still warm when I found her. I guess she had just died.. My flock free ranges on a few acres, maybe some of them ate a poisonous berry/plant? Any ideas what happened to that chicken? Really bummed... R.I.P Buttercup. Thoughts on how to help the other lethargic hen? Should I be concerned about the health of the rest of my flock? Thanks!