I witnessed for the first time my hen laying an egg! However, it was not a good experience! For past few weeks I have had some blood smears on some eggs and now I know why. She bled while laying and then after the egg dropped continued to bleed and also a bit of yellowish discharge stuff came out too! She was in a different spot than where the hens normally lay. She stayed still for quite a while. So being concerned I went to get her and another hen was resting(? No other way to describe it) on top of her!!! Weird! Never have seen this. They are buddies. So I don't know if this is why she didn't get up after, was she in " stress" while laying? Why the other smeared blood eggs? I have had to put 2 old hens down in past two weeks to I think prolapse vents. They were bloody vents and chickens lathargic. It's been very very cold here in S. Utah...very unusual for us. Oh, I also looked at this hens vent after laying egg today and seems clean but did have little left over blood on it. Thoughts anyone? This is my very first post! But I read on here all the time!! Thx!