So I am a first time chicken owner and today we had our 7th chicken pass away! We had a bad go with the first 10 we got! They were super sick and we finally cleared it all out! So our sweet 7 month old RIR Ruby started laying the day after Xmas! She became super lethargic, walking slow, and closing her eyes! She laid a second egg on the 27th and a third this morning! We asked around and everyone said it was normal because it was new to her! She was still eating and drinking but seemed to be losing weight! We gave her some oyster shells to snack on if she needed the calcium and added some electrolytes to her water! I checked on her around 11 this morning and she was laying in the coop and there was a egg in the box, and about and hour later my husband went to clean the coop and she had died! It looked as if she went to stand up and fell over and died! Is this normal or has this happened to anyone else! Ohh and no signs of prolapse and there was no blood, just a little white fluid on her tail feathers and a little under her where she was laying in the coop after laying the egg! Thanks!