When my husband went out to the chicen coop this am, he found in one of our nests a dead hen. She never appeared anything but healthy. My hens have just started laying. Anyone have any ideas as to what happend?
I'm sorry to say "it happens". Happened to me and countless other BYC members. A pullet or hen has so much going on in her body to produce eggs and carry them through to laying that lots of things can go wrong, and you never know why your hens may have died. Unless your other birds show outward signs of illness, the cause was probably internal "mechanical" malformations or problems.