Hey all. As many of you know, I had to re-home 2 of my 3 roosters because they got into a HORRIBLE, bloody fight "to the death" about a week ago (juvenile roos, too!!!) Well, the 3rd rooster, Andy, we kept to be the "Alpha" over the flock, figuring the 2 that fought so hard would possibly be aggressive to our children, too, if they ever challenged their "roo-ness". I fed and watered them all today and left for about 5 hours to do basketball related things for my kid's teams. I came back, and Andy was dead. No warning, no symptoms, nothing. Looked like he must've "passed out" in the outer run and died. We looked his body over for signs of pecking...none. His face was purple/blue, but we assume that was from the death, being his head was on the ground. Christopher William (our roo who died in December), at least had symptoms, like fatigue and chills (we assume because we couldn't get to them for 3 days because of a downed, hot wire in our back yard, that the cold got the best of him), but is it possible that something was contageous and passed on (even though that's been a long time ago, I would think), or what? Andy was just born in June of 2007...so other than what I mentioned above, or perhaps some internal injuries from the roo fight that we never saw...I'm totally clueless as to what happened. I'm so sad...now we're ROO less.