Today I came home early from work to discover my Australorp dead near the corner of his paddock next to the fence. The body had openings in it where the insides are clearly visible. Next to the body was a small pile of what looks like crushed or cracked wheat or barley which I can't explain how it got there. I only use a feeder which I refill on the porch I don't hand feed or scatter grains they only eat from the feeder which was nowhere near the grain pile. Yesterday we had our wettest July day for 75 years! So a lot of rain means the grains would have had to be placed that day because otherwise they would be covered in mud and not on the surface. I'm really suspicious of the grain since it happened to appear on the same day as the death. However other factors to consider - I have a dog and there was a spot of chicken wire lifted up, we had a spate of cold and wet weather and the Australorp was moulting, Could I get some opinions on what may have happened?