Yesterday or the day before I collected my eggs as usual and found a rather large egg in the next boxes. As I have about 20 hens, I had no idea which may have laid it. This evening when I went to go feed them and close up the coop, I found one of the hens had died during the day. She was given to us by a family that was moving, but I believe most of their flock is pretty young.
She has no obvious wounds or anything, is a nice healthy bird. Or at least she was. I did notice her rear end looked a bit odd, although I must admit I have never paid a lot of attention.
Could this hen have had inside injuries if she had was the one that laid the huge egg? And that is what may have killed her?
I am attaching a picture of the huge egg next to a regular egg.
Thank you for any thoughts you may have. I'm pretty sad that I lost her with no clue as to why. She was a really pretty hen.