I went out to the chicken coop this morning and I found one of my golden comets dead, she was laying her first egg yesterday, though she never did, and was not having any problems. My other GC is also sick. She's a GC and is 7 months old. It's winter, there is a foot of snow and it gets below freezing at night. But she had 7 other chickens that kept each other warm. I thought she was egg bound, and gave her an Epsom salt bath, lubricated her vent four days ago,I tried to manually get the egg out, but it was blocking the vent, and there was poop in front of ut, so I couldn't see it. I also fed her olive oil and crushed tums. I thought I got it unstuck and put her outside to lay it. Now I have taken her back inside and gave her another bath. After taking her out I noticed lots of very tiny little bugs in the water that came off of her. The other ch I keno seem fine, but after inspecting the dead hen, I found that her verb was swollen also, but it wasn't the day before.