I have 4 backyard chickens that are in an enclosed coop and pen (chickens are 3+ years old). They lay about a dozen plus eggs per week. I was away for 3 days and came home to find one chicken dead... no obvious cause, but maggots had already started their natural process. I removed the carcass and buried it, and while doing this, the remaining chickens devoured the hundreds of maggots that were on the ground. My questions: 1. are the eggs that I harvested at the same time safe to eat, I assume some were laid by the now dead chicken ? 2. What precautions do I take with the remaining chickens?