A coyote entered our property and killed my spotted sussex hen, he ran off into the woods with it, and when I followed his trail, I found a freshly laid chicken egg along the path. It was lying down between branches of fallen timber and not in a location that a hen could have earlier laid it there. My husband and I are debating whether or not she was in the woods laying the egg before the coyote came, or if it could be that the egg fell from her dead body while the coyote carried her away. I contend that her egg fell from her body, because she would never have laid an egg in the woods, she had never ventured into the forest before this tragedy. My husband contends its impossible for a dead chicken to "drop" an egg after death. Has anyone ever heard of an egg falling from a chicken who is dead, or in the process of dying? She was such a sweet, pretty little hen....I hate coyotes today.