It was a sad morning yesterday for the fact that our biggest young barred rock hen 'Big Bertha' passed away in the morning. I went into to collect eggs as usual and notices her quiet and lethargic. I scooped her up and brought her into the house hoping that she would warm up and recover but she didn't make it even an hour. She had a mucus (or perhaps just saliva?) coming out her mouth. It was colorless and there was NO odor. She was not wheezing and did not seem to have an respiratory difficulty. The ONLY thing I could think of is that we had a ton of rain for many days. I moved feed into the barn where they stayed most of the time, but i didn't think to remove the existing food outside until the rain had stopped a few days later. I'm almost thinking she may have ingested ruined food from the rain. I feel pretty bad and guilty, any advice or experiences in the past? She was great the day before, i held her and she was jumping up at my coat to get my zipper and then dead the next morning. I sure miss that girl.