My favorite, young and healthy Red Star was found dead yesterday. I am very perplexed because she had no signs of illness. Is this just a Red Star thing (as in, this breed has a short life span or something)? I didn't feel any lumps. We couldn't do a necropsy this time because it's too cold out. I'm still just perplexed; she wasn't even two years old yet. She used to follow me around the yard like a dog and want to be carried around. She had plenty of grit and oyster shell available.