This morning I went out to find my cockrel Forrest dead. It has been so oppressively hot here. I have tried everything to keep them cool. Fans in the coop,changing waters hosing down the run and coops, but guess in this heat it wasnt enough for Forrest. Forrest was hatched in January. His eggs came to me in the December Eggs Swap. When he was hatched he couldnt walk for the first 3 days. His legs just would not work. I told DH that I thought we needed to cull him if he wasnt better the next day, but when I went to check on him that morning he was up running around.DD Named him Forrest Gump. He was always a little smaller than his brother Hop Sing. I know that Cochins do not do well in the heat, So I had been trying to keep them cool. I noticed yesterday he was drooping his wings a little but didnt seem really in distress. He didnt have any signs of anything respriatory. I know that heat accumulates so I am just sure that is what took him. So I was just wanting to give him a farewell on here. Rest my dear little boy We love you and will miss you.