I found Mr. Cluck dead in his pen today. I was surprised last night that he didn’t run out to greet me when I got home. I checked on him and found him nesting in the new hay in his box. His eyes were bright and he cocked his head to study me.
There was no happy crow to wake me today. When I went out to feed him, no friendly rooster running to the gate. His food from yesterday was untouched. And he was dead in the hay of his box. :(
There was no damage on him. I can only assume he got overheated.
He was a joy to have around. I’ll miss him.