It's miserable out there. I'm glad I got out early enough to beat the rain. The wind is throwing branches around. I hope we don't have too many come down. I want to mow in a few days and I hate to spend the first hour picking up fallen tree limbs.
I lost a big RIR hen today. She was egg bound on Saturday, passed the egg late Sunday, and this morning I found her in the corner of the coop under the roost. She didn't look like she'd fallen, just sitting in the corner alone. Her eggs have been getting larger and larger; and many have been double yolkers. She was 3 1/2 years old and seemed in perfect health otherwise. I don't understand enough about the mechanics of egg laying to know if the increase in egg size over the last year is symptomatic of a problem. Does anyone know?
Sorry about your hen, I don't know the answer either. We lost one this week too, seemed perfectly healthy just found dead w/o a scratch or mark.