Hello today my chicken died. i dont know what breed she was but she was a big black/orange hen. i had two and they were my best friends. they were hand reared and would follow me around the garden and come when i called them. my other hen is very distraught and i think i have to find a new one quick or she will be to lonley . i have no idea how my girl died. no blood, marks or anything. no signs of a struggle. it was night and i heard my other girl clucking like she does when the other one lays. which i thought was weird because it was dark and they usually lay in the morning. so i went out and she had just collapsed and died. she was still very warm like she had just died. it is so strange because i had just had her running round the yard that day and she was so healthy, happy and normal. i dont know what happened and i am scared it will happen to my other girl. i am very close to them. as i didnt have a incubator when they were little they used to sleep on my bed like a cat. i am devastated and i dont want to lose my other one. they would be one year old tomorrow.