We have 14 hens, and 2 roosters (now 1). Our Big Daddy rooster was a Silver laced Red Wyandotte, was raised from a chick and was 3 years old. We accidently ended up with another rooster (a black frizzle cochin) last summer. He was supposed to be a girl. We thought maybe he wouldn't challenge the bigger Roo since he was so little; not so. He is very feisty. A month ago or so (could be 2 months) we noticed our big Rooster was avoiding us whenever we let them out of the run to free range. There is a raised platform in our run the chickens like to hang out under when sunny, and he started spending a lot of time under there (when the chickens were confined to the run, they are only free-ranged on our property about 3 days a week). We thought maybe he was avoiding the young rooster. He has been hiding under there for weeks, and acting depressed. This morning I found him under there dead. I should also mention he has had some dark spots on his waddle near the bottom for over a year. I could never figure out what they were, and have no idea if they are a contributing factor (as there never seemed to be any other symptoms when I first noticed them, and they never seemed to get worse) All of our chicken eat payback layer ration and have fresh water.