Hi Everyone. I just found my best layer (Cheddar) dead in the yard. My first thought was that my dog killed her (which would be a first. She'll occasionally chase one, but has never attacked them). There were a few downy feathers lying around Cheddar as though she was attacked. I examined her, looking for puncture wounds and the like but found nothing. Then, I saw that her vent had, what appear to be, her insides coming out of her. It's a pink/red fleshy blob coming out. I was convinced the dog must have done it, then went I went to collect the eggs, I found blood in one of the nests and I was one egg short from what I typically get. Cheddar layed like clockwork, but I have noticed in the past few weeks that she is now the thinnest girl I have. I assumed she was thinner because she lays so well, and the lays enormous eggs. Does this sound like she could have had some type of rupture and it killed her? Or is it most likely the dog that did it? thanks, Coach P.