I checked on my chickens this morning, gave them another scoop of food and went to work. Got home, one Buttercup hen was dead on the floor with a bit of poo around her butt. I did a necropsy, and it looks like she had a couple of eggs bunged up inside her oviduct, and couldn't get them out. Her vent was swollen and had an egg stuck. She was still warm when I picked her up. If only the train hadn't been late, maybe she would still have been alive when I got home and I could have helped her. I know, I know, once they start laying internally you've got to choose between several hundred $$ in spaying fees, or an ax. Still, I just hate it that she died like that. At least I know it wasn't anything contagious. All her other organs and muscles looked pretty good, so I also know that they are all eating properly and exercising well. I just feel horrible that I came home, like, 30 minutes late to find a dead chicken with a homemade saddle on, who was just starting to get her feathers in on her back after the boys were giving her a rough time.