My two year old RIR hen, Lucy was out and about this morning, but this evening I found her sitting on a nest while everyone else gobbled up peas... that is NOT like Lucy! I picked her up and it was clear that something was really wrong with her. I brought her down to the house, rinsed her butt and used vaseline to check what was going on back there. I could feel a big egg but there was a membrane around it. She wasn't prolapsed- the egg was not sticking OUT of her body. I tried to move the egg, but I could feel that it was trapped in a membrane of sorts. Unfortunately, Lucy passed away in my arms. I cannot cut into her to see for myself because my daughter has specifically asked me not to, and I can respect that. Please, any insight will be appreciated!