Hello everyone, unfortunately I lost my rooster Hedwig in a matter of days. I wanted to see if anyone had an idea of what could have happened to him in case it happens again OR if anyone else is having this problem. This is what happened: I found Hedwig laying down and would close his eyes when he stood up by the water. No discharge, his eyes were fine, being tired was the only thing off about him. He still ran around and was pretty alert, but he would always go back to laying down. We also found bright green poop that stained the wood, both runny and solid. We are 100% sure it was Hedwig's, so we removed him from the flock while he recovered. For the rest of the night he was laying down ontop of a box we gave him. The next morning he was hiding inside the box, and when I picked him up he wouldn't drink water and then died, literally, within minutes. Here's info on Hedwig: He is about a year old, he lives with an older rooster and four hens. They live in the desert. We just moved new chicks into their pen but they're inside their own hutch 3/4 of the day, and all the older chickens have been exposed to these chicks at some point. Hedwig was the only one who got sick. Of the 8 years I've been raising chickens, all deaths have been heat related. I have never had one die from being ill. I'm not saying the desert is immune to diseases, but because there's not much here and really no worms, what did he do to get sick? I read it could be e coli related? If so what could he have eaten? My mom did see him eat some turkey food, but he couldn't have been the only chicken who found some bits laying around. Also, because he was mean to the new chicks I would let him graze outside the coop longer than the other chickens did. This is the only thing I can think of that Hedwig did differently. What the heck happened ?? If you need anymore info let me know.