Hey guys and gals- Yesterday was the first day that I let my flock free range around my property. I love my birds, so I ended up being outside for about 5 hours yesterday, only leaving the area they were in to check on dinner in the oven. This mornin, I went out to throw them breakfast scraps as usual, and I found one of my little hens on the ground with a bleeding comb. I figured she was sitting on eggs, but when I picked her up, I noticed that she's having trouble breathing and she was going limp. It's been about 40 mins since I found her, and she just gets worse. I recently noticed that she has somewhat of a pasty butt, her poop is really runny, etc. I'm pretty sure my poor Raven can't be saved, so I guess my questions are: 1. Should I be concerned about this being something contagious 2. If it doesn't sound like an illness, what the heck could've happened? My 2nd thought leads to poison, but I was out there the whole time and I made sure to the best of my knowledge that anything that could have harmed them was gone. This is so sad! : ( *** UPDATE *** Hey everyone- My hen died a few minutes ago...Still I have no idea what killed her. She went into a series of spazams before she went, wings flapping, muscles clenching etc. I don't know if that is normal...Never seen anything die before, just came upon them. I'm seriously in shock...She was perfectly healthy at 7PM last night.